Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 50, Hadith Number 9 (357).

Anas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says: “Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: ‘I have been threatened in the path at a time when no one else was threatened, and I have been harassed so much that no other person had experienced such harassments. I experienced thirty such nights and days wherein I and Bilaal Radiyallahu ‘Anhu did not possess a thing, which a living creature can eat, except for the little that was hidden under the armpit of Bilaal Radiyallahu ‘Anhu'”.

This incident as the author has mentioned in his ‘Jaami’ took place once when going out of Makkah. This was not at the time of hijrah, as Bilaal Radiyallahu ‘Anhu did not accompany Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam at the time of hijrah. It took place at another time. The meaning of ‘I had been threatened’ is that in the early period when Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam did not have many companions and followers, he was troubled and mocked at in the path of Allah. It is natural that when a person is alone, hardships are felt more than if one is part of a group.

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