Prophet Muhammad’s Journey To Taif By The United Muslim Ummah by Tazoar Ahsan
PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S JOURNEY TO TAIF
From the Book
Abu Talib and Bibi Khadija (RA.) were the main supporters of the Prophet Mohammed It was so destined that they passed away within a few days of each other, leaving the Prophet Mohammed to lament the bereavement.
Prophet Mohammed had lost a caring uncle and a loving wife. The enemies were now relieved, because Abu Talib was no more to protect.
A few days after Abu Talib’s death, when the Prophet Mohammed was once passing through a lane, a woman emptied her garbage from a window upon his head.
He returned home with his head soiled. His young daughter Fatimah sat beside him, consoling and washing off the dirt.
As things became intolerable in Makkah, the Prophet Mohammed decided to move to Taif where he thought he would convey the message of Allah to the tribe of Thaqeef. Taif was known for its pleasant climate and beautiful scenery.
The Prophet Mohammed knew very well that people at Taif were no different from Makkans.
They also worshipped idols and were in constant contact with the people in Makkah. But he did not despair. As he entered Taif, and proclaimed his prophet hood, people jeered at him. One said: “God did not find anyone else for His message except you?”
Another said: “I must be naive or a thief if I believed you to be a prophet.” And so it went on.