Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith - 1.148

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Narrated Aisha

The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. 'Umar used to say to the Prophet "Let your wives be veiled," but Allah's Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam'a the wife of the Prophet went out at 'Isha' time and she was a tall lady. 'Umar addressed her and said, "I have recognized you, O Sauda." He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of "Al-Hijab" (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).

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  Ali Naqvi    
  8 years 1 week ago
Salamun alaykum,
this hadeeth is not sahi. Umar would look at the Holy Prophet´s (saw) wives while they were answering the call of nature?? Also he would know better than the Holy prophet (saw) by instructing him or teaching him about how his wives should be veiled?? Not only was the Holy Prophet (saw) instructed by Umar, he also did not tell his wives to cover themselves?? The worst part of this hadeeth is that Umar wanted a verse to be revealed in favour of hijab and out of no where the verses of Al Hijab were revealed! What mockery and blasphemy is this! Audhubillah...
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