Salam alaykum, i would like to hear your opinion on this following hadith which i found on a website:
It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah that the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to go out at night to al-Manaasi’ (well known places in the direction of al-Baqee’) to relieve themselves and ‘Umar used to say to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), “Let your wives be veiled.” But the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do that. Then one night Sawdah bint Zam’ah, the wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), went out at ‘Isha’ time and she was a tall woman. ‘Umar called out to her: “We have recognized you, O Sawdah!” hoping that hijab would be revealed, then Allaah revealed the verse of hijab.
Because i have doubts relating to this hadith. Because it seems so that Umar R.A intendently wanted that woman should veil themselves.
This is also commonly used as an argument against islam so it would be in favour of me to clear my doubt and to answer knowledgably to others who try to seek the more deeper meaning of this hadith.
Question: is Umar r.a the cause that woman veil themselves?