Verily, I am going to my Lord. He will guide me!” (37:99)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين. أما بعد

The believer slave of Allah is always migrating to what his Lord loves with two types of migrations:

A migration to Him – exalted He is – by loving Him and turning to Him with love, fear, hope, submission, etc.

And a migration to His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم by following him inwardly and outwardly with all that he came with.

This migration is neither completed nor established until a person leaves the disbelievers and abandons them and their disbelief, with his heart and body.

The Muslim is not permitted to even live where they gather/live even if it is a Muslim country; so how about living with them in their countries of disbelief ? The Messenger  صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“I have nothing to do with any Muslim who stays among polytheists.” They asked: “Why O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “Their fires should not be visible to one another.” Meaning that their houses should be far enough to a point that the Muslim cannot view the light in the Mushrik’s house. {Narrated by Abu Dawood, Tirmithi, and others. Authenticated by Al Albani.}

And he صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Whoever lives with a Mushrik and mixes with him is like him” {Narrated by Abu Dawood, Shaikh Al Albani said : Sahih hadith.}

And He صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

“Allah does not accept the deeds of a Mushrik (polytheist) after he has embraced Islam till he leaves the Mushrikeen (polytheists) and goes to the Muslimeen. ِ{A Hasan hadith as Al Albani said, narrated by Imam Ahmad and Al Nasa’i.}

The warning for not making Hijrah (migration) is also found in the Qur’an. Allah said:

“Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): “In what (condition) were you?” They reply: “We were weak and oppressed on earth.” They (angels) say: “Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?” Such men will find their abode in Hell- What an evil destination!” {4:97}

Therefore whoever is able to make this migration must make it; the slaves are asked to migrate to Allah and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم with all of their ability, Allah said:

“So flee to Allah, verily, I (Muhammad  صلى الله عليه وسلم) am a plain warner to you from Him.” {51:50}

And Allah said:

“O you who believe! Answer Allah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) calls you to that which will give you life.” {8:24}

Therefore the more one flees to Allah, and migrates to Him and His Messenger the more life He has, and the closer he is to the mercy of his Lord.

And He said:

“Verily, those who have believed, and those who have emigrated (for Allah’s Religion) and have striven hard in the Way of Allah, all these hope for Allah’s Mercy. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.” {2:218}

So glad tidings are  for the one who abandoned disbelief and migrated to Eman (faith), left what he wants to what his Lord wants; glad tidings to the one who migrated from where the disbelievers live to to where the believers live.

This migration is a great act of worship and a great deed on the scale.  Abu Fatimah رضي الله عنه narrated that he said:

“O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an action that I may do and persist in it.” The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him: “You should emigrate, for there is nothing like it.”  {Sahih Hadith , Narrated by Al Nasa’i.}

There is nothing like Hijrah; it is a deed of the slave which Allah loves. This act of migration was done by a great Imam, by a great Prophet, it was done by Ibrahim عليه السلام. Allah said:

“So when he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshipped besides Allah, We gave him Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya’qub (Jacob), and each one of them We made a Prophet. And We gave them of Our Mercy (a good provision in plenty), and We granted them honour on the tongues (of all the nations, i.e everybody remembers them with a good praise).” {19:49-50}

Ponder upon this ayah and give it what it deserves from its right; see what was given to Ibrahim due to this Hijrah. Ibrahim left his family, his town, his land, his people, his house, even his own father for the sake of Allah. He left those who used to worship other than Allah, and when he did that, Allah gave him what is better. Ponder how Allah said: So when he had turned away from them and from those whom they worshipped besides Allah, We gave him…

Allah gave him what is more lasting; He gave him Ishaque and Ya’qub, two great Prophets that were a coolness for the eyes of Ibrahim. He gave them an abundance of mercy from Him and gave them honour and good remembrance that remains forever. This is a Sunnah of Allah for those who migrate for His sake. It is how Allah treats those who migrate for His sake, and I say as Shaikh Muhammad Taqiyyul Deen al Hilali said:

“Whoever is in doubt in this then let him try!”

Meaning let him attempt Hijrah, and he will see the beautiful things that Allah will give him. Although one must be patient, sincere, and remember that his hijrah is for Allah and not for the Dunya (the world) and money. Allah said:

“And those who believed, and emigrated and strove hard in the Cause of Allah (Al-Jihad), as well as those who gave (them) asylum and aid; – these are the believers in truth, for them is forgiveness and Rizqun Karim (a generous provision i.e. Paradise).” {8:74}

And He said:

“Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) and emigrated and strove hard and fought in Allah’s Cause with their wealth and their lives are far higher in degree with Allah. They are the successful. Their Lord gives them glad tidings of a Mercy from Him, and that He is pleased (with them), and of Gardens (Paradise) for them wherein are everlasting delights. They will dwell therein forever. Verily, with Allah is a great reward.” {9:20-22}


“Those who emigrated in the Cause of Allah and after that were killed or died, surely, Allah will provide a good provision for them. And verily, it is Allah Who indeed is the Best of those who make provision.” {22:58}


“He who emigrates (from his home) in the Cause of Allah, will find on earth many dwelling places and plenty to live by. And whosoever leaves his home as an emigrant unto Allah and His Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward is then surely incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” {4:100}

Also the Sunnah came showing the virtue of Hijrah. The Messenger said عليه الصلاة والسلام said:

“Verily emigration wipes out all the previous sins” {Sahih Muslim}

And he said:

“I am a Za’im – and the Za’im is the guarantor – for the one who believes in me and accepts Islam, and emigrates: A house on the outskirts of Paradise and a house in the middle of Paradise.” {Narrated by Al Nasa’i, graded Sahih by Al Albani}

These Ayaat  and narrations give glad tidings for the one who walked out of his house striving for Hijrah. Allah promises that this person will have the reward even if he didn’t reach the land he was making Hijrah to, and the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم the truthful, promised him Jannah.

Therefore O Muslim, do not stay among the Kuffar! Try to migrate; do not raise your children there; do not disobey Allah; do not throw your children in the fire by scattering them in the lands of Kuffar; fear Allah and His punishment!

هذا والله أعلم وصلى الله وسلم على رسوله.

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