O Quraysh! your merchandise! it is with Abu Sufyan. The caravan isbeing intercepted by Muhammad and his companions. I cannot saywhat would have happened to them. Help! Help!
, Cairo 1974 pg. 256)
Also, I want to add on the fact that the Quraysh began to make preparations for anattack on Medina, which they believed would exterminate the nascent power of Islam. But before fighting the decisive battle they were anxious to enlist the supportand sympathies of the Non-Muslim tribes living around Medina. See
The Life of Muhammad PBUH
, p. 175-176).
Ali Sina states in his article that Muhammad (S) attacked human settlements tosurvive and to provide for his followers "soon after" he migrated to Medina. I honestlydon't know what is his source. If he is referring to the attacks on the surroundingstribes, then we'll get to that later on Insha'Allah. But here is how Prophet Muhammad(S) helped the Muhajirun (emigrants from Makkah) who left everything in Makkah:
Prayers being thus regulated, the Prophet next turned his attention tocementing the ties of brotherhood amongst the Muslims of Medina whowere called Ansar, and the Muhajirun, i.e., emigrants from Mecca. Itwas a necessary step since the refugees who had left their hearths andhomes and had said goodbye to friends and relatives were feelinglonely. To raise their feelings of loneliness, and to attune them to thechanged circumstances, a new fraternity was established amongst theMuslims of Mecca and those of Medina.This brotherhood was indeed unique in the history of the world. Thefellow-feeling and love on which this new relationship was establishedfound a wonderful expression. For example Sa'd b. Sabi a Helper saidto his fellow brother 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Awf, " I am the richest manamongst the Helpers. I am glad to share my property half and half withyou. I have two wives, I am ready to divorce one, and after the expiry of 'iddah, you may marry her." But 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Awf was notprepared to accept anything : neither property nor home. So he blessedhis brothers and said : " Kindly direct me to the markets so that I maymake my fortune with my own hands." The Helpers were extremelygenerous to their brethren-in-faith. They once approached the HolyProphet with the request that their orchards should be distributedequally between the Muslims of Medina and their brethren from Mecca.But the Prophet however, decided that the refugees would work in theorchards along with the Helpers and the yield would be divided equallyamongst them. (Abdul Hameed Siddiqui,
The Life of Muhammad PBUH
, p. 138-139).