In another narration in this regard
It was reported that Huwaytib ibn Abdul ‘Uzza (a Companion) said
“When the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, entered Makkah in the year of the conquest, I became extremely scared. I left my home, and sent my children to different locations where they would be safe. I went to the garden of ‘Awf and waited, and I happened to come across Abu Tharr Al-Ghifaari (a Companion). We were friends once and friendship is always a means of protection, but when I saw him, I ran away from him. He called out, ‘Abu Muhammad!’ I replied: ‘At your command.’ He said: ‘What is wrong with you?’ I answered: ‘Fear.’ He said: ‘There is no fear upon you, for you are safe by the safety of Allah.’ I returned to him and greeted him, and he told me, ‘Go home.’ I asked: ‘Is there a way to my house? By Allah, I do not think I will make it home before I am found and killed, or they will enter my house and kill me. Even my children are scattered in different locations.’ He said: ‘Gather your children in one place and I will go with you to your house.’ He went with me and began to call out that Huwaytib is under his protection and should not be harmed. Then Abu Tharr went to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and informed him, so he said: ‘Are not all of the people safe except for the ones I have ordered to be killed?’ I felt safe at that point and told my children to return home, and then Abu Tharr came to me. He said: ‘O Abu Muhammad, until when? Until what point? You have missed all the battles and you have missed a great deal of benefit! Nevertheless, a great deal of good remains, so go to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, become Muslim and you will be safe. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is the best of people, the best at maintaining ties of kinship and the most forbearing of people. His nobility is your nobility and his honor is your honor.’ I told Abu Tharr: ‘I will go out with you to meet him.’ So we went out until we came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, at Al-Bat-haa’ and with him were Abu Bakr and ‘Umar. I stood in front of him and greeted him and he returned the greeting. I said: ‘I bear witness that there is no one worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and that you are the Messenger of Allah.’ So the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘All praises are due to Allah Who has guided you.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was very happy at my becoming Muslim, and I participated in the battles of Hunayn and At-Taa’if with him, and he gave me 100 camels from the spoils of Hunayn.