One night the Muslims met Allah's Apostle. He was sad to hear that the Muslims
were suffering from torture So, he said to them: There's a just King in Habasha.
Immigrate to his country. Stay there till Allah drives away your worries.
The idea of immigration shone in the believers' hearts as the sun shone to fill
the earth with light and warmth. At midnight, a small group crept into the land
of Habasha (Ethiopia), via the Red Sea. The Muslim immigrants stayed there. In
the meantime, the Quraish increased their torture against the Muslims who stayed
in Makkah. So, they were in a fix. At that critical time, our Master Mohammad
(peace be upon him and his household) ordered his cousin Ja'far to lead a bigger
group of Muslims to Habasha. The number of the new group was over 80 Muslims.
Ja'far began leading the immigrating caravan towards the coasts of the sea. The
sea was calm. The wind was gentle. The immigrants reached the coasts of the sea.
Allah, the Almighty, wanted a ship to pass by them. The ship was going from
Jeddah to Habasha. Ja'far asked her Captain to take them there. The Captain
accepted. The ship set out plowing the sea. The Muslims thanked Allah, who
turned their fear into safety to worship Him only. Ja'far himself was visiting
the immigrants, especially the children. His wife Asmaa bint Umayys was visiting
the women. Days and nights passed. The ship anchored at the coasts of Habasha.
The Muslims reached the land where our Master Mohammad (peace be upon him and
his household) had ordered them to immigrate. The Muslims were always praying to
Allah freely. No one prevented them from that. During their prayers, they were
always asking Allah to grant our Master Mohammad (peace be upon him and his
household) and his Muslim brothers victory over the unjust Quraishi tyrants. But
the news that reached them was sorrowful. Yasir and Summayyah became martyrs
under torture. They were in pain to hear about the torture that was happening to
their brothers. But they firmly increased their belief.