The Meccans wanted to bolster their military situation, not okay with the Prophet Muhammad simply relocating to Medina. The Meccans had invested heavily in a caravan led by Abu Sufyan which would let them build up their military.
Prophet Muhammad intended to intercept this caravan on it's way back from Syria. However, Abu Sufyan discoveres this plan and devises a scheme to rile up the Meccans and push them to all out war against the Muslims.
This lecture includes:
- How Imam Ali got the kunya of Abu Turab
- Gabriel informing Prophet Muhammad of Abu Sufyan's plan and how the Prophet tested the Muslims' resolve
- The prophet's aunt in Mecca having a vision of a calamity affecting the Meccans
Lecture notes available at http://www.why-quran.org/?p=450.
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