Towards Madinah |#WhoIsMuhammad PBUH

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Part 18 (II)

The Quraysh declared a prize of hundred camels for whoever finds Muhammad, so everyone went out to find him and Abu Bakr.

But the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم instead of going in the direction of Yathrib, he went in the opposite direction towards Yemen. He had Abu Bakr with him. When they had reached Mount Thawr, Abu Bakr entered first to see if everything was clear, and he covered the few holes that was there inside with a cloth. They entered the cave and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم slept on Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه ‘s lap. Suddenly, something stung Abu Bakr’s foot, nut he did not twitch, fearing that would wake the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, but the pain was so intense that tears began to roll down his cheeks and fell on the Prophets’ صلى الله عليه وسلمface . the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم woke up and saw Abu Bakr was in pain , so he applied some spittle on the injury and the pain disappeared. For three nights the Prophet and Abu Bakr stayed in the cave, and during this time the Abu Bakr’s son Abdullah would spend the nights in the outskirts of Makkah and update them about the news of Quraysh. Abu Bakr’s slave,would graze his goats near the mountain and provide them with fresh milk.

Meanwhile the search party scoured the south of Makkah where the Prophet and Abu Bakr were hiding. Once the Quraysh even came upon the mouth of the cave , and they had looked down while standing at the edge of the cavem they would have surely found the men they were hunting. With Quraysh so close to discovering their hiding place, Abu Bakr became very tensed about the Prophet’s safety. The Prophet reassured him,

“How can you be apprehensive about two with whom is the third, especially when the third one is Allah?”

On the first night of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the guide hired by the Prophet came to take them to Yathrib with Abu Bakr’s two camels. Abu Bakr’s slave also accompanied them.

They journeyed all night and half of the next day. The Prophet rested for a night and they resumed the journey the next day and on the way they found a tent of Umm Ma’bad on the outskirts of a place known as Qadid, about 130 km from Makkah. They asked her if she had anything to offer for four weary travelers, and she apologized since she had nothing to offer, saying that her goats were grazing far away. The one she had with her was unable to give enough milk for the four travelers.

The Prophet asked for permission to milk it, and when he did, the milk overflowed from its udders. He filled a large bowl with milk and first let her drinkm after that the other travelers drank their share of the milk. After they had finished, he milked the goat once again and left a whole bowl of milk for her. When Umm Ma’bad told her husband of what happened, he said: “That was the man from the Quraysh that I have been hearing about, if I ever have the opportunity, I will join his followers.

On the third morning, and when they left Qadid , a man by the name Suraqa bin Malik spotted them.  When he came close to the Prophet and his companions, the Prophet was unconcerned, he kept moving reciting the verses of the Qur’an all through. And everytime Suraqa tried to come close, his horse would slip on the sand, and finally he surrendered to the Prophet. Suraqa offered them food, but they refused his ration, but the Prophet told him not to inform the Quraysh about their whereabouts and he agreed, and asked to be given a letter of safe conduct for future security. He then returned to Makkah and told the hunters that their search will go vain since he searched the whole area and failed to find the fugitives.

The four travelers continued their journey and reached Qubaa, which was on the outskirts of Madinah (Yathrib), where they were warmly welcomed.

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The Quraysh Plot to Kill the Prophet | #WhoIsMuhammad PBUH

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Part 18

When the Muslims were facing difficulty under the hands of the Quraysh, and when they thought all hope was lost, few from Yathrib (the now Madinah) embraced Islam and they happily agreed to help their fellow brothers and sisters suffering in Makkah.
This did not go well down the throat of the Quraysh , so they plotted to kill the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

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His Marriage to Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) | #WhoIsMuhammed PBUH

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Arabia was submerged and engulfed by the violent and unwise practices of its people. The birth of the prophet in the “Times of Ignorance” was a sign of Allah’s mercy upon mankind. He had chosen yet once again to guide His people towards the right path through His messenger peace be upon him. The prophet peace be upon him belonged to one of the most famous tribes in Arabia. He was an orphan since his birth. His mother died when he turned six. After the tragic death of his grandfather too, Abu Talib, his uncle took him in his custody. The Prophet was an illiterate man and worked as a shepherd in his youth.

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Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him was known to be Al-Sadiq (truthful) and Al-Ameen (trustworthy) due to his extreme honesty and fairness in all matters.

At that time Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her), a respectful rich businesswoman, was in search of someone who could carry her goods to Syria for trade. Upon hearing about the honesty and trustworthiness of the Prophet peace be upon him, she entrusted him with her goods. She also sent Maisara, her slave with the prophet peace be upon him.

Upon their return from Syria, Maisera told Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her) about the distinct character of the Prophet peace be upon him, his honesty, his fairness, and his dedication. Apart from that, Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her) also noticed how he came back with a much larger profit from her merchandise than all other men she had hired before.

Impressed by his dignity and fine personality, Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her) who was approached by many notable men before for marriage, sent out a proposal to the Prophet peace be upon him..

Despite Khadija (May Allah be pleased with her) being previously married , having children and older than him 15 years , the Prophet (Peace be upon him) accepted her proposal and sent his uncles to her uncle’s for discussion over this matter. They were married after his return from Syria. He peace be upon him was twenty five years old and she was forty. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) gave her twenty camels as dowry and the marriage sermon was delivered by Abu Talib.

She was the first wife of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and he (Peace be upon him) loved her immensely that he did not marry any other woman until her death. They were blessed with four daughters: Zainab, Ruqayah, Umm Khulsoom and Fatima and two sons: Al Qasim and Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with all of them.)

Their sons passed away in infancy whereas all the daughters accepted Islam and migrated to Madinah. All of them passed away in his (peace be upon him) life except for Fatima (May Allah be pleased with her), who passed away 6 months after his death.

She was a successful merchant,from a high lineage, known for her wisdom and one of the best women amongst the Arabs, she was the main support system of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) all her life, she gave him comfort and stood by him in the most difficult of times even when the people didn’t believe him being the messenger of Allah. . As the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: ‘ She believed in me when no one else did’.He used to send her friends gifts and honor everyone related to her.

Such was the beauty in their relationship !

 

Bibliography

Al-Mubarakpuri, S.2008. The Sealed Nectar. Darussalam, second edition.