How was the family of the Prophet (pbuh) brought to Makkah from Madinah?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

The Prophet had to leave his wife Hazrat Sawda, his daughters Ummu Kulthum, Fatima and Zainab, and his fiancée Hazrat Aisha behind in Mecca when he migrated to Medina.

After Masjid an-Nabawi was completed and the House of Bliss was built next to it, he sent Zaid bin Haritha and Abu Rafi to Mecca to bring them to Medina.

These two companions went to Mecca and took the people mentioned to Medina. Yet they could not take Hazrat Zainab because her husband, who was not a Muslim then, did not allow her to go. Nevertheless, she migrated to Mecca after a while, too. And her husband converted to Islam later.

When they arrived in Medina, people from the Prophet’s household settled in their own rooms and Hazrat Aisha moved into her father’s house.1

1. Tabaqat, 8/62.

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