The Strategic Emigration

The Prophet’s emigration is a good example of detailed planning and strategizing. He migrated at night with the Companion that he trusted most, Abu Bakar. They began their journey at night because darkness allowed them to leave Mecca without being traced. Before that, he had engaged a trustworthy and competent guide, Abdullah bin Uraiqit, to help them in their journey to Medina. To deceive his enemies who were waiting to kill him, he directed Ali to sleep on his bed. The strategy worked because it was not until morning that his enemies found out that he had left Mecca.