Hadhrat Bilal (RA) was not the only one who Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) had purchased. Instead, he searched for other slaves who had accepted Islaam so that he could purchase them, until they were saying in Makkah that he use to purchase them so that they would be defended.
It was also revealed in the Qur`aan regarding the freedom of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA):
“Far removed from it (Jahannam) shall be the one with the most taqwa (the Mu`min).”
“Who spends his wealth to purify (his soul from greed and from other sins by attaining Allaah’s pleasure and resultant forgiveness).”
“He does not have (to spend in charity because he has) to repay a favor to anyone…”
“… (But he spends for no reason) except for the pleasure of His exalted Rabb. (His good deeds are therefore done sincerely for Allaah`s pleasure and for not ulterior motive.)”
“… Soon he shall be (well) pleased (when Allaah rewards him in full in the Aakhirah).” (Surah Al-Layl: Verses 17-21)
Thus all the Muslims and musrikeen knew that Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) had only spent his wealth in the path of Allaah, neither for any worldly purpose, nor out of pride in order to boast to the people. And these are the qualities of the believers from amongst who was Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA).
Once Nabi ρ stood in Makkah in front of the Ka`bah reciting the Qur`aan to the musrikeen who then stood up and began hitting him from all sides. Behind them was Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA), who then stood up to defend Nabi ρ whilst saying:
“Are you‘ll killing a man because he is saying that my Rabb is Allaah?”
The musrikeen then left Nabi ρ and began hitting Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) who had bore so much of patience until his face had became swollen so much so that his eyes could not be recognized from his nose. The features of his face had been hidden completely. They then thought he had passed away and thereafter left him.
The Banu Taim came and carried Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) to his house and had taken an oath that they will definitely kill whoever hit Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) if he died? When Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) regained consciousness, the first question that he had asked was: “What happened to Rasulullah ρ?” His people had become angered by this because they were kuffaar (disbelievers).
They said to his mother: “Give him something to eat and some water to drink.”
Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) said: “No! By Allaah, I will not drink, nor will I eat anything until I know what happened to Rasulullah ρ.”
His mother looked towards him experiencing pain because of what happened to him and then said: “By Allaah, I do not know what has happened to this companion of yours?”
He then said: “Go to the house of Faatimah bint ul Khattaab and ask her what happened to Rasulullah ρ?”
The mother went in search of Hadhrat Faatima bint ul Khataab (RA), even though she was experiencing pain because of the condition of her son, who’s blood had flowed from his face which had become swollen. When she reached the house of Hadhrat Faatimah bint ul Khataab (RA), Hadhrat Faatimah (RA) thought that she was a spy for the Quraish
The mother who had intended the comfort of her son said: “Come with me to him.” When Hadhrat Faatimah (RA) reached Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) and she saw his face she screamed and said: “I ask Allaah to take revenge for you on your behalf.”
He then said to her that he was not thinking about anything else besides Rasulullah ρ: “What happened to Rasulullah ρ?
She said: “He is safe.”
The mother then looked towards her son hoping that he will drink. He looked towards her and said: “No! By Allaah, I will not eat nor will I drink until I see Rasulullah ρ with my own eyes.
Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) came out even though he was unable to carry himself, he took support from his mother and Hadhrat Faatimah (RA) until he reached Rasulullah ρ. As soon as he entered the presence of Rasulullaah ρ, he fell upon His ρ’s feet and kissed them saying: “May my mother and father be ransomed for you O Rasulullah ρ. Nothing has happened to me except that which is in my face. And this is my mother. Ask Allaah to give her guidance. The heart of Nabi ρ was softened causing him to cry. Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) also cried and thereafter they both embraced one another in this emotional meeting.
The harms of the Quraish against Nabi ρ and his companions had become extremely severe. It was then that Allaah Ta`aala had commanded his Nabi to inform his companions to migrate from Makkah to Abyssinia. Some of the Sahaabah who were harmed and severely harassed stood up and migrated to Abyssinia.