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Hijrah: What Really Happened?

On narrating the events of the Prophet’s hijrah (migration from Makkah to Madinah), Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said:

“One day while we were sitting in our house at midday, someone said to Abu Bakr, “Here is Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him), coming with his head and a part of his face covered with a cloth-covering at an hour he never used to come to us.”

Abu Bakr said, “Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you, (O Prophet)! An urgent matter must have brought you here at this hour.”

The Prophet came and asked the permission to enter, and he was allowed. The Prophet entered and said to Abu Bakr, “Let those who are with you, go out.” Abu Bakr replied, “(There is no stranger); they are your family. Let my father be sacrificed for you, O Allah’s Apostle!”

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The Prophet said, “I have been allowed to leave (Makkah).” Abu Bakr said, “I shall accompany you, O Allah’s Messenger, Let my father be sacrificed for you!” The Prophet said, “Yes.”

Abu Bakr said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger! Let my father be sacrificed for you. Take one of these two she-camels of mine” The Prophet said. I will take it only after paying its price.”

So, we prepared their baggage and put their journey food In a leather bag. And Asma bint Abu Bakr cut a piece of her girdle and tied the mouth of the leather bag with it. That is why she was called Dhat an-Nitaqayn… (Al-Bukhari)

Want to know what happened in this blessed journey? Join Dr. Yasir Qadhi in this beautiful video. The second part of the story is here.