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The immigration is a dual migration

The immigration is a dual migration

All Praise is due to Allah and may the peace and mercy be upon the messenger of Allah. To Proceed:

It is a normal act to look after one’s own self and its family and wealth. Our own selves (as well as family and wealth) are the most important things to us, so putting these matters first is not a strange action. However, it is strange to find that some people put other things ahead of themselves and their families and wealth. There are some people who understand their true values and compare them with the status of Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’alaa), their faith, their Islam and the status of their messenger (peace be upon him) and they choose to prioritise them before that which is dear to them.

Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated from the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying that: ‘three things if found in someone’s self , he will discover the sweetness of Imaan (faith): those who find that Allah and his messenger are more beloved to them than everything else. Those who like each other for no reason other than for the sake of Allah. And those who hate to go back to being disbelievers after Allah has saved them, as they hate being thrown into fire.’ The sweetness of Imaan is enjoying the obligations that are set for the slave and persevering against all the obstacles for the sake of satisfying Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’alaa). The love of the slave to his Lord involves carrying out the duties and refraining from the prohibited actions. This also applies to the love of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him).

To achieve the level of love towards Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’alaa) and His Messenger (peace be upon him), one must strengthen his/her certainty by increasing the Imaan. The soul would then be assured and can taste the sweetness of Imaan. You find some people love Allah and His Messenger more than anything else from this world and they would leave everything for His sake. Prime examples are the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and all the sacrifices they had given (wealth and/or themselves). Sohaib Al-Roomi was exiting from Mecca to Madinah to follow his beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) when a group from Quraysh followed him. He told them: if you come near me I will shoot my arrows at you and if you reach me I would fight you with my sword until what is meant to be will happen. If you wish I direct you to where I left my wealth in Mecca and you let me go. They agreed to let him go and he reached Madinah to join his beloved Messenger (peace be upon him) and Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) mentioned him in a revelation to the Messenger of Allah in the chapter of ‘The Cow’ verse 207: ‘And of mankind is he who would sell himself, seeking the Pleasure of Allah. And Allah is full of Kindness to (His) slaves.’ When the Messenger of Allah saw him, he said to him: ‘the sale has profited O’Abu Yahya! The sale has profited O’Abu Yahya! The sale has profited O’Abu Yahya. This is what Sohaib was hoping to get from his immigration, he did it for the sake of Allah and His Messenger.

Another example is that of the household of Abu Salamah (may Allah be pleased with him). When he was preparing for his family’s immigration, his wife’s family came to take her and his son. Abu Salamah’s clan came and fought over the son until they dislocated the child’s arms. Abu Salamah continued his Journey to Madinah, his wife was with her clan and the son was with his clan. They remained separated for a year until the wife’s family allowed her to go and his clan let his son join them. They left alone without company and she was met on the way by Othman Ibn Talha ( who was not Muslim yet) and could not leave them alone so he helped her. The reason that they sacrificed all of that is for the sake of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa).




Immigration is moving from the land of disbelief (shirk) to the land of Islam. It is an obligation on everyone. The proof of that is in the Quran as Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) says: ‘When angels take The souls of those who die in sin against their souls, They say: "In what (plight) Were ye?" They reply: "Weak and oppressed were we in the earth." They say: "Was not the earth of God spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (from evil)?" Such men will find their abode In Hell,—what an evil refuge! Except those who are (really) weak and oppressed— men, women, and children— who have no means in their power, nor (a guide-post) to direct their way. For these, there is hope that God will forgive: For God doth blot out (sins) and forgive again and again.’ The messeneger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Immigration must not be stopped until repentance has stopped. And repentance will only stop when the sun rises from the west.

There are 2 parts of the Immigration (Hijrah): the first is the heart immigration, which is achieved by obeying Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) and refraining from his prohibitions and following of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). This is a continuous immigration as long as the Muslim lives. The second part of the Hijrah is the physical one, which includes the heart’s immigration as well. It is done from the land of disbelief to the land of Islam if the person is not able to express his/her Islam in the land of the disbelievers. Essentially, a Muslim should reside in the land of Islam and his/her residence in non-Muslim lands is tied to a number of conditions: Firstly, the Muslim should have the knowledge necessary. Secondly, he should have the religious background that will protect him from desires. Thirdly, there should be a necessity and/or need for being there, such as calling for the Deen (religion) of Allah, achieving education for a subject that cannot be obtained in a Muslim land, or for the purpose of medical treatment, which is not available in Muslim lands. If any of the three conditions mentioned above is missing, then the Muslim should not travel, because maintaining the religion is more important than maintaining anything else.

O’ Slaves of Allah, travelling to the land of disbelief presents a great danger for one’s religion and morals due to the proclaimed freedom in these lands and what follows that from bad manners and traditions. The doors of temptation are wide open in these countries. Whoever loses his religion has lost everything. The patience with some of the beloved things in life is easier than being patient in the hellfire. All the glamour of the world is going to finish and the happy person is the one who uses others as example and the unhappy is the one who is used as an example for others.

You should also know that, one of the great mistakes people make is thinking that they will live happily ever after. In fact the happiest people are those who believe in Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) and follow the messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), have the security of their house, with enough money to feed themselves and their family. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘whoever of you wakes up in the morning safe in his house, healthy in his body and owns enough to feed him for the day is like the whole world is presented to him’ related by Al-Tirmithy and Ibn Majah and it was corrected by Al-Albani. Dear slaves of Allah, fear Allah as He (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) says: ‘And for those who fear God, He (ever) prepares a way out. And He provides for him from (sources) he never would imagine.’ This is the promise of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’alaa) for those who fear Him as He should be feared. To those people He eases their fears, removes their troubles and increases their income. Indeed Allah knows best.




Last Updated ( Monday, 14 February 2011 21:47 )