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.
Under threat of violence, the Muslims of Makkah must find safe passage to emigrate to Yathrib. A ransom is placed on Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه and the Prophet ﷺ to capture them on their path to the new city