Words Of Shaykh Al-Albaanee Regarding Hijrah


From the things that are extremely unfortunate is that those who accept Islaam in current times – in spite of their large number, all praise be to Allaah – do not respond to this ruling of disassociating from the disbelievers and migrating to the lands of Islaam (i.e. hijrah), except for a few amongst them. I attribute this to two reasons:

First: Their greediness for worldly luxuries, easy means of living and extravagant lifestyle found in their countries on the basis that they are already living a pleasant materialistic life with no spirit in it, as is well known. Therefore, it is difficult for them to move to a Muslim country in which the means of good living are not as abundant for them, according to their perception.

Second: The other, and this is the most important, is their ignorance of this ruling (of hijrah being compulsory). If this is the case, they are excused, since they did not hear about it from any of the callers whose words are widespread and translated into several foreign languages, or from those who go to them in the name of da’wah. This is because most of them are not fuqahaa (jurisprudent scholars)…

These individuals as well as those (Muslims that leave the Muslim lands) should know for certain that Hijrah is permanent and ongoing just like Jihaad, as the Prophet (saw) said, “Hijrah will not come to an end so long as the enemy continues to be fought.” And in another hadeeth, he (saw) said, “Hijrah will not cease until repentance ceases. And repentance will not cease (to be accepted) until the sun rises from where it sets.” This hadeeth is referenced in Irwaa Al-Ghaleel, 1208.

[Silsilat Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah, 6/848]

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5 Responses to “Words Of Shaykh Al-Albaanee Regarding Hijrah”

  1. shafiqurehman Says:

    I am somewhat baffled by this. according to hadith Hijra is no longer a requirement. on the occasion of bait-e-razwan the prophet refused a willing migrant that due to the accord signed the willing migrant may not go to Madina but the Allah’s earth is wide.
    also after the victory of Makkah Hijra became redundant. there is a reference to this also in Koran.
    many a companion migrated to non-Islamic nations and spread the good news that is Islam.
    Hijra is only required when it becomes impossible for a Muslim to continue to practice their faith peacefully where they reside. as a Muslim there are no restrictions in many a Christian countries of Europe and many other places. Muslims have lived for hundreds of years in non-Islamic countries such as India China

    • IMTIAZ IBN TABARAK QURESHI Says:

      as salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

      Brother may ALLAHTAAL bless me & u with all good & correct understanding of deen e islam.

      Ya-akhi, plz do not misunderstand me, as 1st of all are u a scholar OR a student of knowledge, for giving ur aforementioned VERDICT in opposition to the Verdict of Shaikh al-Albani (rahimahullah).

      • shafiqurehman Says:

        wa alaikum assalam. thank you brother for bothering to read my comments. but I was only quoting from Hadith that Allah’s earth is wide so wherever you can practice Islam peacefully you make it your home. Allah has after all made for this Uma of Islam the earth as a Massallah ( a place upon which you may worship Allah ). I do not wish to offend anyone who differs in opinion. but to say new converts or other Muslim’s only motive in staying in the land of infidels is greed, is somewhat overcooking the issue.
        with respect may Allah be with you always.

  2. IMTIAZ IBN TABARAK QURESHI Says:

    jazaak allahu khayran ya akhi.

    amay allahtaala bless me, u & all muslims with all good.

    yaakhi, YES it’s OBLIGATORY on every muslims to convey even 1 ayah OR authentic ahadith if he/she knows about it.

    but accordingly as we have not even reached to the level as “Student of Knowledge”, likewise we have to ONLY convey from the ayah / authentic ahadith what we know WITHOUT giving any further EXPLANATION of the ayah / authentic ahadith.

    Bcoz ONLY the People of Knowledge are allowed to further EXPLAIN the quranic ayat / authentic ahadith.

    & the PROOF for this is in the VERDICT which has been given by the Salafi Scholar of the era Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan (Hafidhahullah) which is as follows:-

    Shaykh al-Fawzaan on the Two Types of Conveying Knowledge and Who is to Carry Them Out Questioner:

    Posted on November 30, 2013

    How is it possible to reconcile his saying Sallallahu alayhi wasalam, “Convey from me even if only an aayah,” with the condition that a caller should have copious knowledge?

    Al-Fawzaan: There is no contradiction here walhamdulilaah, because the conveyance is of two types: conveying the text and conveying the meaning.

    The first type: conveying the text [i.e., the wording] is something everyone who has memorized a text from Allaah’s Book or the Sunnah of His Prophet can do, he can help the people memorise it … when he’s memorised a Surah or an aayah he can teach the people that Surah and when he has memorised a hadith he can teach it to the people—this is conveying the text and anyone can do it, for this reason the Quraan is taught by many people who do not have knowledge but they have memorized the Quraan and can recite well, and [likewise] people who do not have knowledge teach hadiths to the people but they are good at having memorised the hadith and teaching it to the people. Having understanding [fiqh] is NOT a condition for conveying a TEXT.

    The second type: conveying meanings, i.e., the EXPLANATION of these texts and clarifying the rulings and wisdom contained therein—this is the one that REQUIRES knowledge and NO ONE should carry this out EXCEPT a SCHOLAR. So there is NO contradiction between the obligation of conveying and the fact that no one calls the people except someone who has knowledge of what he is calling to, because da’wah REQUIRES understanding. Conveying the meaning, the meanings of the texts and their explanations and clarifying them to the people is DIFFERENT to the first type which everyone who has memorized something from the Book of Allaah or the Sunnah of His Messenger can do and teach the people about, this is GOOD … that he sits and teaches the people and makes them memorise the Quraan and memorise the hadiths and [other] texts, this is VERY good BUT we say to him: DO NOT EXPLAIN THE MEANINGS to the people when you DONOT know them [yourself].

    Al-Ijaabaat al-Muhimmah fil-Mashaakil al-Mulimmah, pp. 279-280.

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