Madinah Put on the Alert

Article translated to : العربية
the whole of madinah was put on the alert and all men were heavily armed even during prayer in anticipation of any emergency. a group of helpers volunteered to guard the prophet [pbuh] and kept watchful eye all night at his door, amongst whom there were sa‘d bin mu‘adh, usaid bin hudair and sa‘d bin ‘ubadah. lest they should be taken by surprise, armed groups of the madinese began to police the entrances and roads leading to the city. to reconnoitre the movements of the polytheists, muslim platoons began to patrol the routes for any probable enemy raids.
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