He encamped near yathrib, and invited the Jewish chiefs to visit him.
In yathrib the faith of Mohammed spread quickly and he received attention and reverence wherever he went.
The new converts were told to carry on secret propaganda in yathrib with this end in view.
Hardly, however, had he proceeded further, when he received the sad intelligence that the people of yathrib had killed his son.
About this time the Jews of yathrib fell into strife with the neighboring tribes of Arabia.
In consequence of another war between the same tribes, the Jews again rose to importance in yathrib.
On the way he fell in with some pilgrims from yathrib, or Medina, and to them he unfolded his revelations.