The Fulfilling of Covenants
The Holy Prophetsa was very careful to safe-guard against possible misunderstandings. On one occasion his wife Safiyyara came to see him in the mosque. When the time came for her to return home it had become dark and the Prophetsa decided to escort her to her house. On the way he passed by two men and, wishing to avoid any speculation on their part as to his companion, he stopped them and lifting the veil from the face of his wife said: ‘See, this is Safiyyara my wife.’ They protested saying: ‘O Messenger of Allahsa! why did you imagine that we should fall into any misconception regarding you?’ The Prophetsa replied, ‘Satan (i.e., evil thoughts) often courses through a man’s blood. I was afraid lest your faith be affected.’ (Bukhari, Abwabul I’tikaf).1
1. Hazrat Mirza Bashir-ud-din Mahmud Ahmadra, Life of Muhammad (Tilford, Surrey, U.K.: Islam International Publications Limited, 2013), 236-237.