On the decided date of the nikaah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) proceeded to the home of Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) with his uncles, Abu Taalib and Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and a few other seniors of the family. The father of Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) had passed away before the battle of Fujjaar. Her uncle (father’s brother), ‘Amr bin Asad, was present at her nikaah.
Abu Taalib recited the khutbah of the nikah. His final words of the khutbah were as follows:
أما بعد فإن محمدا ممن لا يوازن به فتى من قريش إلا رجح به شرفا ونبلا وفضلا وعقلا وإن كان في المال قل فإنه ظل زائل وعارية مسترجعة وله في خديجة بنت خويلد رغبة ولها فيه مثل ذلك
“Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is such that if he is compared to any other youngster from the Quraish, he will be superior in nobility, eminence, virtue and intelligence. If he is lacking in wealth, then wealth is just a passing shadow and a trust to ultimately be surrendered. He wishes to marry Khadijah bint Khuwailid and she also wishes to marry him.”
(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/111-112)