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Would you consider working this hadith into the narrative?
Safiya narrated. I hated Allah’s Apostle more than anyone in the world, because he had killed my husband, my father and my brother. But he kept on saying, “Your father incited the Arabs to unite against me and he did this and that…” until all hatred was gone away from me.
The second half apparently refers to Stockholm Syndrome.
- Thanks! I think this article is due a revamp soon. So I'll add it to our to-do list. --Admin3 (talk) 05:10, 12 June 2012 (PDT)
- "She hated the Prophet"
“Here is Umm al- Mu’minin, Safiyyah, relates those moments when she hated the Prophet for killing her father and her ex-husband. The Prophet apologized to her saying, “Your father charged the Arabs against me and committed heinous act,” he apologized to the extent that made Safiyyah get rid of her bitterness against the Prophet.)
Al-Bayhaqi, Dala’il an-Nubuwwah, vol. 4, p. 230, Cited in Muhammad Fathi Mus’ad, The Wives of the Prophet Muhammad: Their Strives and Their Lives, p.166