THE ‘UMRAH OF AL-HUDAYBIYAH (UMRAH AL-QADAA’)
Hijri date: 7
Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that Allah’s Messenger ﷺ and his Companions came to Makkah and the fever in al-Madeenah had weakened them. Thereupon, the polytheists (of Makkah) said: There would come to you a people whom the fever has made weak, and they have suffered severely from it. They sat in Hatim. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger ﷺ commanded them to walk briskly for three circuits and walk normally between the two corners so that the polytheists can witness their endurance. The polytheists then said (to one another), “You were under the impression that fever had emaciated them whereas they are stronger than so and so.” Ibn Abbaas said: “He (the Prophet) did not command them (the Muslims) to walk quickly in all the circuits out of kindness to them. It is during this Umrah when the Prophet ﷺ married Maymoonah bint al-Haarith, may Allah be pleased with her.