The initial phase of Islam, the pre-Migration (Hijrah) period, is painful in the extreme. It is painful every time you go through it. And one should go through it if not daily or weekly then at least monthly. Brother Ahmed at Haq Islam has a very succinct presentation of the events in a post there. This can be used with profit for our regular refreshing of the events. May we add a wish that it would have been nice if the first martyr of Islam Hazrat Sumaiyya (RA) was mentioned with name.