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when the fit of fever alleviated, would also recite verses of poetry that pointed to clear
homesickness.” ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) added:
“I briefed the Prophet (Peace be upon him) on their grave situation, and he replied: O Allâh, we
entreat You to establish in our hearts a strong love for Madinah equal to that we used to have for
Makkah, or even more. O Allâh, bless and increase the wealth of Madinah and we beseech You to
transmute its rotten mud into wholesome edible fat.”
The Madinese era could be divided into three phases:
1. The first phase was characterized by too much trouble and discord, and too many obstacles
from within coupled by a hostile wave from without aiming at total extermination of the
rising faith. It ended with Al-Hudaibiyah Peace Treaty in Dhul Qa‘da 6 A.H.
2. The second phase featured a truce with the pagan leadership and ended in the conquest of
Makkah in Ramadan 8 A.H. It also witnessed the Prophet (Peace be upon him) inviting kings
beyond Arabia to enter the fold of Islam.
3. In the third phase, people came to embrace Islam in hosts. Tribes and other folks arrived in
Madinah to pay homage to the Prophet (Peace be upon him). It ended at the death of the
Prophet (Peace be upon him) in Rabi‘ Al-Awwal 11 A.H.
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