Laylat al-Mabit

Laylat al-Mabīt (Arabic: لَـیْـلَـة ٱلْـمَـبِـیْـت) is the night in which the Islamic Nabī (Arabic: نَـبِي, Prophet) Muhammad started his emigration from Mecca to Medina. This night is believed to have taken place on the first of Rabi' al-awwal. Due to the decision of Quraysh to kill Muhammad, 'Ali ibn Abu Talib slept in his place and the prophet left Mecca.[1][2][3][4][5]


The 207th verse of Surat al-Baqarah in the Quran is interpreted as having been revealed in this regard to show the sacrifice of Imam 'Ali for saving the life of the Islamic Prophet:[1][2][4][5]

And of an-nās (Arabic: ٱلـنَّـاس, the people) is he who sells his nafs (Arabic: نَـفْـس, self), seeking the marḍātillāh (Arabic: مَـرْضَـاتِ ٱلله, approval of God). And Allāh is Ra’ūfum-bil-‘ibād (Arabic: رَءُوْفٌۢ بِـٱلْـعِـبَـاد, Kind to the servants).

Qur'an, [2:207]

See also


  1. 1 2 Tabataba'i, Al-Mizan, 2, p. 135
  2. 1 2 Nishapuri, Al-Hakim, Al-Mustadrak, 3, p. 5
  3. Shaybani, Fada'il al-sahaba, 2, p. 484
  4. 1 2 'Ayyashi, Tafsir, 1, p. 101
  5. 1 2 Zarkashī, Al-Burhān fī `ulūm al-Qur’ān, 1, p. 206
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