Nafisa: You are young and the most eligible bachelor in Mecca. Men younger than you are already married and many of them have children. Why don’t you marry?
Muhammad: My family is in straitened condition and I do not possess the required wherewithal to afford marriage.
Nafisa: What would be your response if it is proposed to you to marry a woman of beauty, wealth, status and honour, a woman who has full knowledge of your financial difficulties?
Muhammad: Who could be such a woman?
Nafisa: The woman is Khadija, the daughter of Khuwayled.
Muhammad: It is impossible that Khadija would agree to marry me. I know that many rich and powerful people, the chiefs of tribes proposed to her and she rebuffed them all.
Nafisa: I want to know your mind. If you agree to marry her then say so and leave the rest to me. I shall arrange everything. -- Arif M. Khan