بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
This is a short article about the Topic of HIjra & the fitna of ISIS in these modern times.
Many beginners esp. the Salafis who read the 3 fundamental principles of our religion will come across this topic HIJRA where in some evidences are quoted like :
قوله سبحانه : - ( إِنَّ الَّذِينَ تَوَفَّاهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ ظَالِمِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ قَالُوا فِيمَ كُنْتُمْ قَالُوا كُنَّا مُسْتَضْعَفِينَ فِي الْأَرْضِ قَالُوا أَلَمْ تَكُنْ أَرْضُ اللَّهِ وَاسِعَةً فَتُهَاجِرُوا فِيهَا فَأُولَئِكَ مَأْوَاهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ وَسَاءَتْ مَصِيرًا إِلَّا الْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ لَا يَسْتَطِيعُونَ حِيلَةً وَلَا يَهْتَدُونَ سَبِيلًا فَأُولَئِكَ عَسَى اللَّهُ أَنْ يَعْفُوَ عَنْهُمْ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ عَفُوًّا غَفُورًا ).
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!
وقد صح عن رسول الله ﷺ أنه قال : (( أنا بريء من كل مسلم يقيم بين أظهر المشركين))
Now its not from the SALAFI MANHAJ to take a text from the Qur’an or hadeeth & understand it in our own way or interpret it in a way other than that of the Salaf. In our times we have to understand these evidences in the right context by referring it to our Salafi scholars in this era.
Since the ISIS have taken this topic as a fundamental one to allure youth in to their militant sect & encourage people to fight for their evil group in their so called Islamic state, its necessary for us not to be deluded by these individuals who have no ilm or adab whatsoever.
The salafi scholars who spoke about this topic HIJRA have mentioned 2 points to be noted here :
1- That you are NOT able to, or NOT ALLOWED to practice your religion in your homeland.
In other words you are harassed & kicked out of your country If you choose to remain in your religion. And you are forced to disbelieve or commit shirk or muharramat by force or violence etc.
2- That you are CAPABLE of doing HIJRA to Islamic countries better than the one you are in right now.
In other words, you have the LEGAL ENTRY PERMIT & Residence permit from those SAFE countries which do not have any turmoil or fitna whatsoever.
So its not like simply pack your bags & leave ?!! To where ? For what ? And what are you going to do there next ?!! These are things to be worked out before you plan for emigration !!
Its so ridiculous that youth don’t know where to go & first of all WHY should they leave from here ?!
Is he in a position like in Rakhine in Myanmar or is he being killed or kicked out for practicing his Faith ?!
Secondly , Did any safe country invite him & give him a Legal Residency permit to stay there for long ?!
Thirdly, which Salafi scholar said go to Syria or Afghanistan & fight alongside the dogs of Hell fire (ISIS) ?!
This was a Question asked to Sh.Saleem al hilaalee a student of the great scholar Albani رحمه الله some years ago.
ما حكم الهجرة من الهند ؟ ماذا نجيب لمن يسألنا " أي بلد يستقبلنا في هذه الأزمنة " ؟
........الأصل في أن هذه البلاد بلادكم فيها ولدتم وفيها نشأ آباؤكم فيها جالية كبيرة من المسلمين ... بل هناك مدن كبيرة من المسلمين في الهند .... هذا الذي أسمعه ... هذا الذي أعرفه . فالهجرة من هذه البلاد ..... غير واجبة
إلا في حالات ..... لا تستطعون أن تقيم دينكم أو تدعوا إلى إسلامكم أو تحاربون في منهجكم أوتقيموا دينكم ...
و ما أظن أن الأمر كما هذا ... لكن إن كان يعيش فيها مدينة .. فيها فساد كبير .... يمكن أن يهاجر أو ينتقل إلى مدينة أخرى ... فيها أناس صالحون , فيها إخوة يتعاونون , يستطع ان يحفظ دينه , يستطع أن يقوم بالدعوة .
أما نقول للمسلمين في الهند .. هاجروا .... أكثر من مئتين مليون ! هذا لا يقول به عالم .
The Summary of the answer is :
Its not obligatory to make hijra from india & No ‘aalim (scholar) would ever say that more than 200 million muslims in india must emigrate from there !!
And this question was asked to the shaykh in 2012 even before the formation of the evil terrorist sect ISIS !
Although some salafi scholars have spoken about the importance of Hijra from places of Shirk in certain times & context, it cannot be taken out of context & misplaced in different areas & times.
Just like how we cannot take some verses from the Qur’an about Jihad like :
وَدُّوا لَوْ تَكْفُرُونَ كَمَا كَفَرُوا فَتَكُونُونَ سَوَاءً فَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْهُمْ أَوْلِيَاءَ حَتَّى يُهَاجِرُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَإِنْ تَوَلَّوْا فَخُذُوهُمْ وَاقْتُلُوهُمْ حَيْثُ وَجَدْتُمُوهُمْ وَلَا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْهُمْ وَلِيًّا وَلَا نَصِيرًا
89. They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in theWay of Allah (to Muhammad ﷺ). But if they turn back (from Islam), take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them, and take neither Auliya (protectors or friends) nor helpers from them.
90. Except those who join a group, between you and whom there is a treaty (of peace), or those who approach you with their breasts restraining from fighting you as well as fighting their own people. Had Allah willed, indeed He would have given them power over you, and they would have fought you. So if they withdraw from you, and fight not against you, and offer you peace, then Allah has opened no way for you against them.
91. You will find others that wish to have security from you and security from their people. Every time they are sent back to temptation, they yield thereto. If they withdraw not from you, nor offer you peace, nor restrain their hands, take (hold) of them and kill them wherever you find them. In their case, We have provided you with a clear warrant against them.
So we cannot simple take a portion of the ayah & apply it out of context in today’s world !!
Whether its HIJRA or JIHAD or WIFE BEATING or whatsoever it may be !
This was a mere short treatise to save those innocent youth from falling into the traps of the misguided militants. As for details you may refer to my blog
May Allah save the muslims & Non muslims from committing atrocious acts of violence on the earth & help us all to live peacefully practicing our religion for His sake ! آمين