Hadith Jibril Query

Ḥadīth Jibrīl Query

Question

(1) In relation to Ḥadīth Jibrīl, did the angel come in the form of the companion Diḥyah al-Kalbī (may Allah be pleased with him)? If so, why did ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) say that the companions did not recognise him?

(2) Has there ever been an occasion when Diḥyah al-Kalbī (may Allah be pleased with him) was present and Jibrīl (peace be upon him) appeared in Diḥyah’s form in his presence?

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