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Laylat al-Mabīt (Arabic: لیلة المبیت) is the title of the night in which the Prophet (s) emigrated from Mecca to Medina. Quraysh had plotted to assassinate the Prophet (s), so the Prophet (s) began his emigration to Medina and 'Ali (a) slept in the bed of the Prophet (s), so the assassins will not notice his absence.

After the demise of Abu Talib, Quraysh polytheists intensified the harassment of Muslims. As the life of Muslims was in danger, the Prophet (s) ordered Muslims to emigrate to Medina. The Prophet (s) had recently made an allegiance with the people of Yathrib, so the Muslims were safe there. The Muslims started to emigrate to Medina covertly in small groups.

Heads of Quraysh gathered in Dar al-Nadwa to decide about their encounter with the Prophet (s); at last, with the propose of Abu Jahl, it was decided that chosen brave men from all of tribes attack the Prophet (s) together and assassinate him in his home, so all the tribes have part in the assassination of the Prophet (s) and Banu Hashim, who were his family and his avengers, could not fight all the tribes and have to accept the blood money.

The angel informed the Prophet (s) about the plot of Quraysh polytheists. He told 'Ali (a) about the situation and asked him if he would sleep in his place. 'Ali (a) said: "will you be safe by my sleeping there?", the Prophet (s) said: "yes", so 'Ali (a) smiled and said: "go as you are ordered, may my ears, eyes, and the very heart be sacrificed for you"

As Shi'a and Sunni scholars have narrated, the verse 207 of Sura al-Baqara is revealed about the night and the sacrifice of 'Ali (a) for the Prophet (s).

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"'Asr-i 'Ashura" (the evening of 'Ashura), by Mahmud Farshchiyan, depicts the moment when the horse of Imam al-Husayn (a) returns to the tents after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a).

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