Islam was growing rapidly in Mecca, the enemies of Islam were getting frustrated by this rapid growth. The Chiefs of Mecca found that it is necessary for them to get rid of the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam before Islam can cause a real threat to them, so they planned to kill the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala revealed to his Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) the intentions of the non-believers and ordered him to migrate to Madinah. So the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) quickly went to Abu Bakr’s house who was among the few that were left in Mecca with the majority of Muslims having already migrated to Madinah.

The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) informed Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) that he was commanded to migrate to Madinah that night and that he has chosen him to have the honor of joining him on his migration. Abu Bakr’s heart was full of joy“I have been looking forward to this day for months” he exclaimed.

The Meccans were so eager to find the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) they were searching for him like mad hounds. Once they came to the mouth of the cave, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) grew pale with fright, he feared not for himself, but for the life of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) . However, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam remained calm and said to Abu Bakr “do not fear, certainly Allah is with us”. Such words quickly calmed down Abu Bakr and brought back tranquility to his heart.

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