The people of Madinah were already aware that the Greatest and Noblest Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم had departed for Madinah. Excited and enthusiastic, women and children would look forward to his arrival. They were very anxious and eager to behold [i.e. see] the Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم . They would go out of the city in the early morning every day and would wait for him, ready to welcome him. When the sun shone brightly, they returned home, regretful and wistful. One day, the people of Madinah had returned to their homes after they waited for him. A Jew standing in his castle suddenly saw that the Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم was riding towards Madinah and was near it. Hence he called out, ‘O people of Madinah! The blessed caravan you were anxiously waiting for, has reached.’ Listening to it, all the Ansaar, adorned with weapons, came out of their homes excitedly and delightedly in order to welcome him. The whole city echoed with the slogans of Takbeer.
On 12 Rabi’-ul-Awwal, the Beloved and Blessed Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم reached the place where the Masjid Quba was and is located today, three miles from Madinah. He صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم stayed at the home of Sayyiduna Kulsoom Bin Hidm رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ who belonged to a family from the tribe of ‘Amr Bin ‘Awf. The members of the family chanted the slogan ‘اَللّٰەُ اَکْبَر!’ feeling proud that the Greatest and Noblest Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم was their guest. Overjoyed, the Ansaar came from the four corners of the city and presented the gift of Salat and Salam to the Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم . Most of the blessed companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم who had migrated to Madinah before the Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم were also staying in that home. Sayyiduna ‘Ali رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ also departed from Makkah on the third day after returning the entrusted things of the Quraysh to them, carrying out the order given by the Holy Nabi صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم .
He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ also reached Madinah and stayed at the same home. Sayyiduna Kulsoom Bin Hidm رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ and his family members continued to show hospitality to these great guests day and night.
اَللّٰەُ اَکْبَر! How blessed gathering it would be at the home of Sayyiduna Kulsoom Bin Hidm رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ where the sovereign of the Rusul and Awliya and the blessed companions were staying! It was as if the moon, the sun and the stars were seeing that blessed gathering in amazement and expressed their feelings like this, ‘It is difficult to decide whether the sky is brighter today or the home of Sayyiduna Kulsoom Bin Hidm.’ And perhaps each and every child from the family of ‘Amr Bin ‘Awf had the feelings expressed in the following couplet:
Un kay qadam pay mayn nisar jin kay qudoom-e-naz nay Ujray huway diyar ko rashk-e-chaman bana diya
Meaning: May I sacrifice my life for the beautiful and blessed feet that have turned the deserted place into a lovey garden!
َللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ وَ بَارِكْ عَلٰی سَيِّدِنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ آلِەٖ وَصَحْبِەٖ وَ بَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ