The Arrival of Daws in Medina

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How did daws arrive in medina?

Meanwhile, a group from the tribe of Daws came to Medina. Their leader Tufayl ibn Amr had already come to Mecca during the nascent years of Islam and had accepted Islam after speaking with the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace-. Then receiving permission from the Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- to return to his people, he had begun inviting them to Islam. Abu Hurayrah -Allah be well-pleased with him- was the first to respond to his call.[1] The number of Muslims gradually increased thereafter, reaching seventy to eighty households, all of whom migrated to Medina during the Battle of Khaybar. Proceeding straight to Khaybar from there, they joined the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- in battle.

Abu Hurayrah -Allah be well-pleased with him- became really impatient during the journey, anxious and raring to meet the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- as soon as possible. He was reciting the below verse of a poem on the way:

“O the night of journey! I am tired of your length and hassle…But it is you saving me from the land of disbelief and denial!” (Bukhari, Maghazi, 75; Waqidi, II, 636)

By the time Abu Hurayrah -Allah be well-pleased with him- arrived at long last to Khaybar with the rest of his tribesmen of Daws, Khaybar had already fallen.[2] When the Noble Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- saw him, he asked where he was from.

“Daws”, replied Abu Hurayrah -Allah be well-pleased with him-, whereupon the Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- stated, “I have seen only goodness in whoever I have come across from Daws!” (Tirmidhi, Manaqib, 46/3838)

The Blessed Prophet -upon him blessings and peace- allocated a share of the spoils of Khaybar to the natives of Daws.[3]

[1] Ibn Hajar, al-Isabah, II, 226.

[2] Ibn Saad, IV, 328.

[3] Ibn Saad, I, 353

Source: Osman Nuri Topbaş, The Prophet Muhammed Mustafa the Elect II, Erkam Publications

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