Hi all readers! In this article I will explain how Khadijah bint Khuwalid identify who came to the Prophet Muhammad. Surely the figure who came to him was not a human figure, but an angel. Well, she has a brilliant way to confirm who the figure is.
Previously, I needed to say one important thing. What Khadijah binti Khuwalid had done was not a form of doubt about what the Prophet Muhammad said to her. Of course we already know, that she is among those who first converted to Islam, even she was the first woman to convert to Islam.
What Khadijah binti Khualid did began when she and the Prophet Muhammad were seated together. She asked him to tell her if angel had come to him. She said, “O my uncle’s son! Can you tell me about your friend who always comes to you when he comes to you?” The Prophet Muhammad said, “Yes.” She said, “If he has come, then tell me.”
Then the angel Gabriel came as usual. The Prophet Muhammad then said to Khadijah bint Khualid, “O Khadijah, this is Gabriel. Indeed he has come to me.” She said, “Stand up, O my uncle’s son, then sit on my left thigh!”
The Prophet Muhammad obeyed what Khadijah bint Khualid said. He then stood up and sat on her left thigh. She then said, “Did you see him ?” He replied, “Yes.” She said, “Move then sit on my right thigh!”
The Prophet Muhammad obeyed what Khadijah bint Khualid said. He then sat on her right thigh. She then said, “Did you see him?” He replied, “Yes.” She then said, “Move and sit in my room!”
Prophet Muhammad obeyed Khadijah binti Khuwailid’s request. He then sat in her room. She then said to him, “Did you see it?” He replied, “Yes.”
Khadijah bint Khualid then sat down and opened his head cover. Then she said, “Did you see him?” The Prophet Muhammad said, “No.” She then said, “O my uncle’s son, keep up and be happy! For Allah’s sake, he is actually an angel. He is not a demon!”
All readers! That is the way Khadijah bint Khualid, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad, to recognize who was coming to him; demon or angel? He did several ways to the last way; she open her veil. The event showed how intelligent Khadijah bint Khualid was and how she understood the teachings brought by the Prophet before Prophet Muhammad.
From this story we can understand, that angels will not approach people whose genitals (aurat) are open. But of course it cannot be understood carelessly. The angel does not approach the person whose nakedness is open when he is in the mission to convey revelation, not in all conditions.
I think so for an explanation of the theme of this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!
Ali Yusuf as-Subki, Zaujaatu an-Nabiy wa Hikmatu Ta’addudihinna, al-Iman Publishing, Kairo, 2010, p. 43-44.