Boycott on Banu Hashim
The people of Mecca, especially the tribe Quraish always tried to persecute the followers of our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him). They tried to persecute them through every possible way. It was not easy for our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) and his followers to continue the preaching activities of the Islam but our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) and his followers didn’t withdraw their mission to convey the message of ALLAH. The successful migration of Abyssinia became a big threat to the Quraish. They tried to get back the Muslims from Nijashi but failed and Nijashi accepted Islam after listening the Holy Quran.

A big upset was felt by the people of Mecca when they saw that Hazrat Hamza and Hazrat Umar accepted the Islam. The honor and the respect of our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) was growing on daily basis. it was not acceptable for the Quraish that someone is being a challenge for them. It is because they planned to boycott the family of Banu Hashim and announced that nobody will continue his relations with the family of Banu Hashim. It was a written agreement signed by all the branches of Quraish tribe. According to that agreement, no one from the whole tribe of Quraish, can come on any social or economic relations with the family of Banu Hashim. It is important to remember that our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) was also from the family of Banu Hashim. They decided not to meet, sell or to buy anything from Banu Hashim. That was really a tough time for the family of Banu Hashim. This incident is from 7th year of Prophet hood.

As the agreement was in written form, all the people from Quraish were agreed to act upon it. It was later hung in Ka’bah Tullah. Now the people of Mecca broke all of their relations from Banu Hashim. This thing forced the Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) to leave Mecca so he left Mecca and lived in a pass in between the mountains which was called Shib Abi Talib. He lived there for three years along with his followers. It was a very difficult time. There was nothing to eat even for infants. People who lived there, ate boiled leaves and boiled leather but remained persistent till the hard time ended.

There were some people of Quraish who got tired of this boycott, tried to finish it.  After three years, the termite destroyed all the agreement hung in Ka’bah Tullah except the word of ALLAH.  Then ALLAH informed the Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) about this through message. After receiving this message our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) and his followers decided to come out of this place. It was 10th year of Prophet hood.

When the behavior of the people of Mecca not changed then after some time by the order from ALLAH, our Holy Prophet Muhamad (Peace be upon him) decided to migrated to Medina to continue his duty to spread the message of ALLAH.
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