I read in a book that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to the Muslims when they were being persecuted in Makkah Mukarramah:
“If you want you may go take refuge in Abyssinia , for there reigns a king, where nobody is oppressed under his rule. Go there until Allah opens up a way and makes it easy”.
What is the reference for this statement ?
This is part of a lengthy Hadith recorded by many Muhaddithun and Historians. Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded the words in question on the authority of Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anha).
(As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 9 pg. 9. Also see Musnad Ahmad, vol. 1 pg. 201-203 and Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Hadith: 2260)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar