Now may be a decent time to bring this commemoration of Prophet Muhammad's birthday some good points further.
These three steps may appear in the Seerah like any other anecdotes. However, it turned out that they served a higher purpose of making the Hijra (migration) a successful and blessed move.
History shows that slander was a lethal weapon utilised strategically by the enemy to crush the Ummah. Today, unfortunately, instead of learning the positive lesson of al-Ifk, Muslims are exploiting such perverse strategy when fighting among themselves and to bring down the Ummah.