.:. The Prophet Comes to Madinah .:.
The Prophet Comes to Madinah
Everyone in Madinah was very excited. Muslims were laughing and chatting in the streets. All the children were happy, and were busy practising their songs of welcome. Everybody was making preparations and getting out his best clothes to wear when the great day arrived.
What was going to happen on this great day?
It was the happiest of happy events. The Prophet Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) had left Makkah, and was coming to live in Madinah!
No wonder everyone was so thrilled. No wonder everyone wanted the hours to pass quickly until the Prophet's arrival.
The hours seemed to drag by, but at long last, the great moment arrived. The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) had reached Madinah.
As soon as they saw him, the little girls of Madinah burst into the songs of welcome they had so carefully prepared. Their little faces were full of joy and pleasure as they sang and the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) was very pleased.
He really enjoyed their performance and knew why the girls were greeting him with such lovely melodies.
"Do you love me?," he asked them. He knew the answer, of course.
"Yes, yes!" the little girls cried happily. "We do love and respect you, O Messenger of Allah!"
The little girls were delighted when the Prophet replied: "I also love you all."
At this, the little girls all smiled broadly and shouted joyous greetings to the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam).
What a wonderful day the Prophet came to Madinah!
Here is one of the famous nasheeds (songs) that was sung by everyong welcoming the Blessed Prophet to Madinah:
wajaba al-shukru 'alayna,
ma da'a lillahi da'
O the White Moon rose over us
From the Valley of Wada'
And we owe it to show gratefulness
Where the call is to Allah
Ayyuha al-mab'uthu fina
ji'ta bi-al-amri al-muta'
Ji'ta sharrafta al-Madinah
marhaban ya khayra da'
O you who were raised amongst us
coming with a work to be obeyed
You have brought to this city nobleness
Welcome! best call to God's way