Success of the Second ‘Aqabah Pledge resulted in a considerable increase of the number of Ansar (Supporters), who accepted to host Allah’s messenger (peace be upon him) and to willingly protect him and his followers like they would protect their women, children and properties. After such great events that took place within a very brief period, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was ordered through Divine Revelation to permit his Companions to emigrate to Madinah.
This spiritual command was to the effect that all those who can emigrate must do so.
The command applies to both the weak and the strong, the poor and the rich, men and women, free persons and slaves.
Everyone could emigrate to Madinah, for there is a great project to be established there, a project that needs all Muslims’ energy, i.e. the project of stabilizing and establishing the Muslim state.
No true believer was allowed…
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