Soon after the boycott on Muslims had come to an end, the Prophet ‘sصلى الله عليه وسلم uncle, Abu Talib fell ill. He was his supporter and caretaker after his father and grandfather passed away.
Although he was a non Muslim, the Prophet peace be upon him loved him. Abu Talib, on the other hand loved his nephew like his own son, in fact even more. Inspite of the warnings that the Quraysh had given him to stop the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم from preaching, he stood by the Prophet and supported him.