That would be problematic as it suggests an element of refusal, contention. Same with the embrace, it was done by Gibrael Alaihis Salam by the command of Allaah hence the Prophet SallAllaahu alaihi wa sallam did not resist. It was not a fight. In my opinion both Aminul Qadri and Khalid Williams made errors. Perhaps the combination of facts from the book with the adab of the speech are the best overall explanation. The word in the book had negative cannotations and Aminul Qadri was bordering on conspiracy theory that the hadith is about physical power.