Upon being inflicted with the deaths of Lady Khadija
and Abu Talib, the Prophet decided to immigrate to Medina. He ordered Ali
to lie down in his bed during the night that later came to be known as
(the night of stay). During that night, about forty (40) or fourteen (14)
polytheist men sieged the Prophet's house and were determined to attack
and kill him. But the Prophet had escaped to a nearby cave, and Fatima
stayed at home expecting the enemies assault at any given minute. She listened
to their infidel and atheistic slogans against her father. Only Allah knows
how scared and disturbed she was that long night, for she knew the infidels'
cruelty and mercilessness.
At dawn, the infidels attacked the house while leveling
their swords as if they were ferocious beasts or savage dogs. They proceeded
to the Prophet's bed intending to kill him, but were surprised to find
Ali (A) laying in it wearing the Prophet's clothes. They departed from
the house feeling defeated and harboring resentment, fury, and fire against
the Prophet and Ali
Those hours were most aggravating, frightening, and
anguish-filled for Fatima. Soon relief entered her life; Imam Ali (A) took
her and his mother and Fatima Bint Zubair Ibn Abdul-Muttalib out towards
Medina. When the infidels learned this, they intercepted them in an attempt
to prevent their migration out of Mecca. Had it not been for the Mercy
and Protection of Allah and the heroism and courage of Imam Ali (A), a
catastrophe would have taken place. The infidels were driven back by Imam
Ali, who continued the journey towards Medina.
Upon arriving in Medina, the Prophet met them and took Fatima to his home, which was originally Abu Ayoub Ansari's. Thus, Fatima became the guest of Abu Ayoub's mother.
Fatima lived with the Prophet in Medina after suffering
typhoons of painful incidents, such as the death of her mother, her immigration
and the continuous agitations against her. Fatima's miseries did not stop
here; rather her immigration was the beginning of an era of uninterrupted
One year after the Prophet's immigration to Medina,
the infidels mobilized their men and headed towards the Muslim's stronghold,
intending to destroy the new faith; but Gabriel informed the Prophet of
their conspiracy, who in turn ordered the immigrants and Medinites to leave
the city and meet the infidels in a place located on the way to Mecca called
Although the infidels outnumbered the Muslims three
to one, the Prophet and his followers defeated them and returned to Medina
triumphant and victorious.