Massallah reagrding marrying someone who had been married and has children

Question ID: 24384

This is a question about the honourable Khadija (RA). At the time of marrying the Prophet(SAW), did she have any children at this stage? I had read in an article that she did, yet there are a few books that state otherwise.
Also ,what is the ruling concerning marriage to a previously married person with children. Is is lawful to decline the proposal from such a person if one may not feel comfortable with the responsibility, although the person may be of good character and manners.

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Asked on November 21, 2011 3:15 pm
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1) Her first marriage was with Abu Halah ibn Zurarah Tamimi. She had 2 sons - Hind and Halah. Both embraced Islaam, Her second marraige was with atiq ibn aidh makhzumi - had one daughter named Hind who accepted Islaam. Then married Rasulullaah (S.A.W) - 4 daughters - Zaynub, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, Faatimah, also 2 sons who passes away at a very young age. Daughters lived, grew up and also married.
2) It is your choice as per your ability.
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Answered on November 21, 2011 3:15 pm