In another narration it said that Umarra was in such an agitated state that with his sword drawn he promised to strike down anyone who said that the Holy Prophet saw had died. Abu Bakrra on learning of these disturbing developments removed the covering from Holy Prophet's saw face, kissed his forehead, and said that surely Allah would not subject him to two deaths. He understood that Holy Prophet saw was not going to return. He then gathered everyone in the Masjid-al-Nabwi and recited 3:145 (the verse under discussion). Those who were in doubt realised what had come to pass. Umar went weak in the knees and collapsed. It is said that it felt like this verse was being revealed for the first time. With great wisdom Abu Bakr had brought the delicate situation under control. This verse was sufficient to prove to all present that Muhammad saw had passed away like the earlier prophets. If it was the general belief that even one among the earlier prophets was still alive surely Abu Bakr's reasoning would have failed. If khalat did not mean death, Umar could not have been convinced and would have protested and brought up the case of Jesus. On the contrary no one uttered a word of protest and all concluded on the authority of this verse that Muhammad saw had died like prophets before him.