Permission to migrate to Madinah
Thanks to the allegiance and support
offered by the Khazraj the Muslims had finally found a place
of refuge in Madinah. The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
ordered the Muslims in Makkah to migrate and join their brothers
in faith in Madinah. The Muslims began to migrate in groups
from Makkah, but the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam himself
remained in Makkah awaiting the command of Allah to leave the
The Muslims migrated in secrecy
in small groups except Umar Radhi Allahu Anhu. He openly declared
his intention of migrating to the Quraish and challenged any
one of them to meet him the next day to stop him from going
if they wanted. Nobody had the courage to do so.
Migrating was by no means easy.
The Quraish did everything in their power to stop the Muslims
from migrating. They created obstacles in the way to prevent
them from migrating but the Muslims were equally determined
Abu Salama Radhi Allahu Anhu set
out with his wife and son. However, the Quraish stopped him.
His wife was detained and his son was snatched away from him.
Umm Salamah Radhi Allahu Anha spent an entire year lamenting
and weeping after the departure of her husband and the loss
of her son. Only after this did she manage to reach Madinah.
When Suhayb Radhi Allauhu Anhu
tried to leave for Madinah the Quraish said to him: "You
came to us as a destitute and have grown rich among us and now
you want to go with your life and wealth. By Allah, it shall
Suhayb Radhi Allahu Anhu asked:
"Would you allow me to go if I give to you all my belongings?"
When they replied in the affirmative
he said: "I give you all of my belongings."
When the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam was told of the sacrifice of Suhayb Radhi Allahu Anhu
he exclaimed : "Suhayb has made a profit! Suhayb has made
a profit!" (2)
Soon all the Muslims had left except
three : the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, Abu Bakr and
Ali Radhi Allahu Anhuma.