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Why did the leader of Islam fled to medina in 622ad?


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September 13, 2011 11:21PM

The reason why the Prophet of Islam fled to Medina in 622 AD was because He was commanded by God to do so. Persecution of Muslims had intensified and the people of Mecca refused to tolerate Muhammad and his followers. God commanded them to go elsewhere to a place that they could establish Islam and most importantly, worship freely, without fear of persecution. This is not dissimilar to many other religious groups that escaped religious intolerance for religious freedom, namely, some of the first pilgrims to America.

Muslims believe that God chose Medina as the land to migrate to and the prophet saw the place in his dreams. Medina was also a place where the people were willing to welcome the leader of Islam and his followers and strike an agreement with them. Many other places refused to even allow Muslims to step into their boundaries.