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Questions such as why human beings were created, and why certain events occur as opposed to others, and why someone had to die and not another, can not be answered by the human mind in and of itself. A simple reason is the fact that human beings are not even able to uncover the mysteries of their own brain! The human mind is only able to identify existing rules, which Allah has put in nature, and use them to come up with new connections. That is why Allah,

  the One and Only Perfect Creator of the universe, has sent messengers, Prophets (peace be upon them all) since the beginning of time, from among the best of human beings, to guide human beings…
 

How Were Women Before Islam? What about Khadijah?

 

FIRST,
Allah almighty says in the Quran: O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may Take away part of the dower ye have given them,-except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good.
Surah 4 Verse 19
This shows that women were inherited as objects before Islam, yet Islam through the Prophet’s teachings highly elevated the status of women. Here’s an extremely interesting article by ex-priest Joseph Estes (now a Muslim) on Islam Online on the Status of Women in Islam (and how different it is from Pagan Arabia as well as from Christianity):

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-AAbout_Islam/AskAboutIslamE/AskAboutIslamE&cid=1123996015618

As to lady Khadijah, yes she was originally rich and also got richer through trading with her husband (before Prophet Muhammad PBUH) but this was not the norm in the Arabian Peninsula before Islam. There is no doubt about that in all history books. More about Lady Khadijah in this link: http://www.islaam.net/main/display.php?id=1414&category=152 …
http://www.rasoulallah.net/subject_en.asp?hit=1&lang=ar&parent_id=5&sub_id=247
 
SECOND,

Some Christians (or Christian fathers) considers women as “instruments of the devil” and in fact assert that “women have no souls and that they will exist as sexless beings in the next life”!!!
 
THIRD,
You might find those links useful as well:
 
Article (1): Personal Property in Islam http://www.islamonline.net/english/introducingislam/Economics/article03.shtml
Article (2): Inheritance Laws in Islam http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-AAbout_Islam/AskAboutIslamE/AskAboutIslamE&cid=1216208132291