The point of the Prophet’s…

The point of the Prophet’s (ﷺ) life just before the Isra’ wal Miraj was at its outwardly ‘lowest’ in that he was rejected in Taif and had to ask for protection from one of the inhabitants of Makkah to re-enter his own city, in spite of the loftiness he (ﷺ) held in the eyes of all Makkans. Yet a gross materialist person’s perspective of the Prophet (ﷺ) at this stage would be totally at odds with the rank he (ﷺ) had with Allah, and how Allah was about to honor him (ﷺ) even more.