Holy Prophet's Migration to Medina.
Commencement of Migration to Medina
As soon as the Quraish came to know about this oaht, they got extremely desperate and their persecution of the Muslim reached its climax. Thereupon the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) advised his companions to migrate to Medina. They started migration to Medina individually or in couples, but gradually and secretly to avoid its notice by the Quraish. This process continued till no Muslim remained in Mecca except the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), Hadrat Abu bakr Siddiq, Hadrat Ali and a few other Muslims who could not afford to leave Mecca. Siddiq-i-Akbar also head the intention of migration but ...view middle of the document...
Almighty Allah apprised the Holy Prophet of their conspiracy and enjoined upon him to migrate. At that night, when many a youth from each tribe and besieged his house to accomplish their evil design, the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) made up his mind to migrate. He asked Hadrat Ali to sleep in his bed by covering himself with his bed-sheet so that the infidels could not know that the he was not in the house.
When the Prophet came towards the gate of his house, three was a crowd of the Quraish as if it were a fair. Holy Prophet (peace be upon him)came out of the house reciting Surah Yasin and when he reached the verse "Fa-Aghshaina hum fhaum la yubsiroon. "And (thus) We have covered them so that they seen not." prophet's it several time till a covering was laid upon their eyes by Almighty Allah and they could not see him while going out He straightaway reached the house of Siddiq-e-Akbar who was already waiting for him and had arranged a guide to the passage to accompany them. Siddiq-e-Akbar and the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) came out through a window at the back of the house and went toward Thaura( a mountain near Mecca)
Stay in a Cave of Thaur
Now both of them were staying in cave of Thaur, whereas the youth of the Quraish were still waiting for the Prophet to come of his house. At last they came to know that there was Ali in his place and it disturbed them too much. They immediately sent the messengers to all the four sides in search of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and fixed a reward of one hundred camels for arresting him. Many person set out in search of him and some foot-print experts were able to reach the end of the cave, so near to them that if they had cared to see kneeling a bit inward they could clearly see them. At that moment Siddiq-eAkbar felt grieved, but the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to him : "Don't feel disturbed. Allah is with us." By the will of Allah, the searching eyes were turned away from the cave and no on cared to see kneeling toward the cave. Even Umayyah bin Khalf, the cleverest among them, told them that his presence in the cave was not possible. He said so because by the command of Allah a spider had woven a web at the entrance of the cave during on night and wild pigeon had made its nest there.
The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and Siddiq-e-Akbar remained hidden in that cave for three consecutive night till their chasers got disappointed. During these three night Abdullah son of Siddiq-e-Akbar used to come, passed on them the news of the Quraish, he used to listen during the day time, and used to return to Mecca before dawn. His sister Asma bint Abu Bakr also used to provide them food each night. Since the Arabs were experts in recognising the foot-prints, Abdullah had advised his slave to daily graze the sheep upto that cave.
Departure for Medina from the cave of Thaur
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