PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم Part 3

1. What preparation had Abu Bakr made for the emigration? Why?
As Abu Bakr had long been waiting for the appointed time to do the Hijrah (emigration) with the 
Prophet صلى لله عليه وسلم he had chosen two camels and had given them to Abdullah ibn Urayqit to graze till the time arrived.
2. How many people had knowledge of the hiding-place of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Mention their names.
Four people had the knowledge of the hiding-place: Abdullah, Asma and Ayesha, the three children of Abu Bakr Siddiq, and their servant, Aamir bin Fuhayrah.
3. In what various ways did each one of them help the Prophet?
Abdullah used to spend his day in Makkah and listen to people’s talk and report it to the Prophet in the cover of night. Aamir bin Fuhayrah pastured Abu Bakr’s sheep and on purpose passed by the cave in the evening to give them milk to drink. Asma brought food for them in the night.
4. Describe the miracles of the Cave of Thawr.
The fact that the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم hiding in the Cave of Thawr for three days and three nights and no one could find him is a miracle in itself!
Allah protected the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم his Companion Abu Bakr, against the disbelievers who were then pursuing them; had the disbelievers looked down at their feet when they reached the mouth of the cave, they would have detected the presence of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Abu Bakr.
5. How many days did the Prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم and Abu Bakr spend inside the Cave?
They spent three days and three nights inside the Cave of Thawr.
6. Describe briefly the story of Suraqah.
Suraqah bin Malik hoped to find the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم win the 100 camels’ reward announced by the Quraysh. He rode in pursuit of him. But as his horse was running at a gallop, it stumbled and threw Suraqah down. Suraqah once more mounted but it stumbled again and threw him down. But he continued his chase he found them ahead. As he came close to them his horse stumbled with him and this time its forelegs sank into the ground. As the horse tried to pull its legs out, smoke rose like a sandstorm. Suraqah now realised that the Prophet was protected against him.
7. When did the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم at Quba? How many days did it take for him to reach there?
They arrived at Quba on Monday, the eighth of Rabi al Awwal in 622 A.D. It took about nine days for the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم Abu Bakr to reach Quba
8. What happened when, after a time, the Prophet and Abu Bakr grew thirsty?
A miracle happened. They passed an old woman called Umm Ma’bd with some goats.
They asked to give them some milk. She replied that the goats were too thin to have any. But the Prophet

 صلى الله عليه وسلم stroked one of the goats and it produced enough milk to their quench their thirst.

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