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Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) married much older in age Khadija (r.a) due to her wealth?
When Muhammad (s.a.w) married Khadija, there was a huge age difference on the basis that Khadija was quite older then the Prophet. At the time this marriage took place it was not even imaginable to do so. The Arabs only married with women of lesser age. But Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) broke this tradition. And well what wrong do you find in it? He never used his wife's money which is evident from the events that took place before the marriage, Khadija was so much impressed by his excellent behavior and pious trading that she became her admirer, even her best servant admired Muhammad (s.a.w). And after that Muhammad (s.a.w) didn't propose her, it was the opposite! So make correction, he didn't marry her for her money and status but she married him for something!! They both lived an excellent life as evident from his this Hadith in Sahih Bukhari narrated by Ali (r.a)
The Prophet said, "The best of the world's women is Mary (at her lifetime), and the best of the world's women is Khadija (at her lifetime)."
And look what Ayesha (r.a) had to say for her:
I did not feel jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet as much as I did of Khadija (although) she died before he married me, for I often heard him mentioning her, and Allah had told him to give her the good tidings that she would have a palace of Qasab (i.e. pipes of precious stones and pearls in Paradise), and whenever he slaughtered a sheep, he would send her women-friends a good share of it.
And it is also clear from the history that he continued to trade on his own during the time of his marriage with Khadija (r.a) and even after her death.