Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه advocates for the freedom of enslaved Muslims like Bilal ibn Rabah رضي الله عنه. Abu Jahl tortures vulnerable Muslim families like Yasser, Sumayyah, and Ammar رضي الله عنهم. Omar's friends confront him.
Persecution reaches unbearable lengths, and a group of Muslims seeks refuge in Abyssinia in King Najashi's kingdom. As frustrations in Makkah mount, so, too, does Omar's رضي الله عنه animus and frustration toward the Prophet ﷺ.
Amr ibn Al As lobbies Najashi to return the emigrated Muslims to Makkah. Abu Talib and the family of the Prophet ﷺ strategize to protect him. The Quraysh tighten their grip on the Muslims of Makkah with a pledge to boycott hung in the Ka'bah.