We all know about Muhajirun [i.e. the Immigrants] and the Ansar [i.e. Helpers]. But do you know there was another category, the Muhajirun Ansariyun i.e. the Immigrant Ansar?
Here is a part of the narration from Tabaqat al-Kubra of Ibn Sa’d;
فلما قدم أول من هاجر إلى قباء خرجوا إلى رسول الله، صلى الله عليه وسلم، بمكة حتى قدموا مع أصحابه في الهجرة، فهم مهاجرون أنصاريون، وهم: ذكوان بن عبد قيس، وعقبة بن وهب بن كلدة، والعباس بن عبادة بن نضلة، وزياد بن لبيد
“After the first batch of immigrants had reached Quba, some of them (Ansar) came to Makkah and then migrated with the companions; they are known as Muhajirun Ansariyun (the Immigrant Ansar). Their names are Dhakwan Ibn ‘Abd Qays, ‘Uqbah Ibn Wahb Ibn Kaldah, al-‘Abbas Ibn ‘Ubadah Ibn Nadhlah and Ziyad Ibn Labid.”
(Ibn Sa’d’s Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir, English Translation by Moinul Haq vol.1, Kitab Bhavan Publishers, New Delhi, 2009 p. 262)
They were originally from al-Madinah and they had come to Makkah to return to al-Madinah as Muhajirs so that they might get the reward of Hijrah i.e. making an immigration in the way of Allah.
May Allah accept their great deed and bless them with the reward they so yearned for. And may He bless us with the same zeal to seek His good Pleasure. Aameen!
Indeed Allah knows the best!