This is a very inspiring story that involved `Umar ibn Al-Khattab and two other Companions, `Ayyash ibn Abi Rabi`ah and Hisham ibn Al-`Aas (may Allah be pleased with them). They planned to migrate from Makkah to Madinah together and set a time and place to meet and start the trip.
However, one of the group, Hisham ibn Al-Aas, could not make it. Sadly, it turned out that he had been detained by the people of Makkah and was forced to renounce Islam. So, `Umar and `Ayyash set out to Madinah.
Abu Jahl, the bitter enemy of Islam, was not happy with this news, especially that `Ayyash was his half brother. Resolved to get his brother back, Abu Jahl, along with Al-Harith ibn Hasham, made their way to Madinah.
At Qibaa, a few miles away from Madinah, `Ayyash was approached by Abu Jahl. “Your mother made an oath not to let a comb touch her hair nor enjoy any shade until you get back,” Abu Jahl said to `Ayyash.
`Umar was not convinced. “Your people only want to get you to renounce your religion,” `Umar warned `Ayyash.
- What did `Ayash decide to do?
- Why `Umar gave `Ayyash his own camel?
- Was Abu Jahl honest to `Ayyash?
- What are the Quranic verses that ultimately saved both Hisham and `Ayyash?
Watch this video and learn the developments of the story and how it ended.