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Unformatted text preview: s. He stayed there for a while, as `A'ishah watched him from far away, and then decided to turn around and return. When `A'ishah saw this, she also turned around to return home before she would be spotted by the Prophet . The Prophet began to walk fast, and so did `A'ishah. The Prophet hastened more as did she. The Prophet began to walk even faster, as did she, until she arrived home first, took off her upper garment and her khimar, returned to her bed and lay down, as if she were asleep, whilst she was still breathing heavily. The Prophet entered the house and heard her breathe heavily. He said, "What is wrong with you, O `A'ishah? Why are you breathing so heavily?" She replied, "Nothing!" He said, "Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware will inform me." She then told him the entire story; that she felt jealous over him and followed him to see where he went. The Prophet said, "Are you the one I saw in front of me?" "Yes", she said. Upon hearing this, the Prophet pushed her in the chest and said, "Did you think that Allah and His Messenger would deal unjustly with you?" `A'ishah said, "No matter how much people hide, will Allah know it?" 307 The keys to mistakes... 43 He said, "Yes!" He then explained to her the reason he left and said, "Jibril came to me when you saw me. He did not come in since you had taken off your garment. Thus he called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you. I thought that you had gone to sleep, and I did not like to awaken you, fearing that you may be frightened. He ordered me to go to those buried in al-Baqi and seek forgiveness for them." Yes! The Prophet was easy going and gentle, such that he didn't magnify the mistake. As a matter of fact, he often used to say to the people as narrated by Muslim, "A believing man does not hate a believing woman. If he dislikes a trait in her, he likes another"; meaning, a m...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
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