قَالَ أَبُو بَكْرٍ مَا جَاءَ بِهِ فِي هَذِهِ السَّاعَةِ إِلاَّ أَمْرٌ. قَالَ " إِنِّي قَدْ أُذِنَ لِي بِالْخُرُوجِ
... Abu Bakr said, 'There must be something very urgent that has brought him at this hour.' The Prophet (ﷺ) said, 'I have been allowed to go out'
See full hadith in Sahih Bukhari
I can come and think of two different interpretations:
- Habasha, where some sahaba migrated
- Medina, the hijra
I am not sure if I am missing some more possible interpretations but I also come and think about a third interpretation (which might be less valid):
- The event when some muslims, marched out in rows to Kaaba
Where was the Prophet allowed to go out in this hadith?
When answering, please provide references such as different commentaries of the hadith, as for instance Fath Al bari by Ibn Hajr Asqalani or others.
Comments about the third interpretation:
I don't have much references about the third interpretation (about them marching out to Kaaba), except this and this video. In the hadith, it seems like Umar told the Prophet to march directly after his conversation to Islam, while I have heard that Umar first went out to some of the mushrikin in Quraysh, telling them about him becoming a muslim (see the above video), therefore the marching out might not have happened directly when he suggested that to the Prophet. This might then give time to the Prophet to later visit Abu Bakr as in the hadith saying: 'I have been allowed to go out (i.e to march)'.