He (the questioner) says: May Allaah bless you; a land from the lands of the Rawaafidh; is it referred to as a land of Shirk and are we to make Hijrah from it?
I have mentioned to you, on the authority of Maalik, may Allaah be pleased with him, and others; that he had left a land and said: “I will not stay in a land wherein ‘Uthmaan is reviled.”
The lands of the Rawaafidh in which explicit association of partners with Allaah the Majestic and High is done openly; and other than Allaah is supplicated to; and other than Allaah is beseeched for aid; and the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (upon him be prayers and peace) are cursed from their pulpits; yet you doubt that they are lands of Shirk, Kufr, and heresy?! It is obligatory upon he who is able to make Hijrah from it to emigrate. Those lands are no different from the lands of the original disbelievers. Clear?
So he who is able to make Hijrah, along with that which we have previously mentioned, amongst the conditions from Hijrah, then he is to emigrate.
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts
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Q: Is it permissible to migrate to a non-Muslim country for work? Is it permissible to adopt an un-Islamic nationality?
A: If you are seeking work and earning livelihood, you have to travel to Muslim countries and dispense yourself from traveling to non-Muslim countries, the livelihood which constitutes a potential threat to your `Aqidah (creed) and a diversion from the proper Islamic codes of ethics. It is prohibited for the Muslim to adopt a non-Muslim nationality as this entails showing willing submission to Kafirs (disbelievers) as well as abiding by their rulings.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.
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Shaykh Rabee’ on Hijrah to Britain
Question about Escaping to the West answered by Shaykh Rabee’ Al-Madkhalee may Allaah preserve him.
On more than one occasion, Shaykh Rabee’ has made the points translated below. In fact, he says these things every time he is asked about migrating to the West and living there.
May Allaah be benevolent to you; here is a question from the Salafi youth in Britain. They are asking about the ruling on residing in the lands of the unbelievers in order to escape the injustice of rulers in some Muslim countries. [They also ask about] the ruling on taking a British nationality.
Allaah knows best, 90% of those who go to Europe and America go there not because any government is chasing them, not because of anything [like this]. Even if a government is trying to pursue [a Muslim], he should be patient and endure. When Ahmad b. Hanbal was tortured, did he go off to the lands of unbelief? I ask you: Ahmad b. Hanbal and others, then Ibn Taymiyah, when [the rulers] harmed them incessantly and imprisoned them, did they flee to the lands of unbelief? Allaah bless you, he should be patient, he should live in his own country, even in prison, it is better for him than going to Europe and America, especially since these [countries] have measures and policies to recruit Muslims into their societies, to Christianize them and convert them to atheists and heretics (zanaadiqah). These are old strategies which they are applying now and many corrupt preachers and corrupt scholars are striving to recruit Muslims into European societies now.
So why go to these countries? Why not be patient even if the government [of the Muslim country] pursues you, be patient, it is better for you. Many people go [to other counties] without being pursued. They go to eat and drink and serve the Jews and Christians in their countries, degrading themselves and Islam. Allaah bless you, He has promised he will provide your sustenance, whoever fears Allaah and obeys Him, He will make a way out for him and sustain him from where he would not imagine (Quran 65: 3). All you have to do is fear Allaah the Mighty and Majestic and obey Him (practice taqwaa) and your provision will come from places you would not imagine. A person never dies until he has fulfilled everything that was written for him. But Shaytan beautifies for him the idea of going to the West, so he can live there the life of cattle, first in derision and meekness, and then in tribulation and danger surrounding him and his family. When your child is six years old, where will he study? He will study in the schools of the Jews, atheists, secularists and Christians, and they will teach him their way of life, and they will not distinguish [between Muslims and non-Muslims] in this regard, may Allaah bless you.
Adopting an unbelieving foreign nationality instead of an Islamic one has been declared an act of Kufr by some scholars. A person does not take this nationality except after becoming prepared by submitting to the laws of these countries and aligning his loyalty to them and his enmity for those who go against them. He might also be prepared by fighting [for them]. If the Islamic army approached the unbelievers land, he [would have to] face the Islamic army because he has become a soldier for the enemies of Allaah and is prepared. They might enlist and prepare him to fight the Muslims in their own lands, as has occurred in Afghanistan. They recruited Muslims to fight the Afghans and a fatwa (religious edict) was issued by some corrupt scholars stating it is allowed for [a Muslim] to fight the Muslims to confirm his nationality and his allegiance to America. This is the fatwaa of Al-Qardawi, who occupies a great status amongst Muslims due to this fatw?. All?h bless you, how many evil corrupt edicts there are! We ask All?h for protection and wellbeing!
Right now, measures are being taken in the West to achieve these goals: to recruit Muslims into Western societies. How can you go there in these circumstances? It is obligatory upon Muslims to migrate [back] to their lands when they hear of these actions and attempts to integrate and merge them into the Western societies.
From a recording entitled Means for the Rise of the Ummah by the Noble Shaykh Rabee’ b. Haadee al-Madkhalee may Allaah preserve him, attended also by Shaykh Abdul-Azeez al-Bur’ee (may Allaah preserve him) Part of the Ramad?n Sittings series, 20/09/1426H.
Transcript source: http://www.sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?t=347443 accessed 25/09/2009.
Translated by: Abu Abdillaah Owais Al-Hashimi
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- Hijrah and Residing in the Lands of Disbelief – By Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee
In the tape series ‘Al-Hudaa wa An-Noor’ tape # 617, Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee was asked: “Residing in the lands of disbelief, like that is the question, the question is about this matter, and in addition to it the American people who are Muslims, the Americans who are originally Muslims, is it incumbent upon them to make hijrah from there?”
I have to be patient and wait on Allah’s decree
I constantly pray that hijrah awaits me,
I wish to move to the land of the moslimoon
I wish that the distance between me and the mushrik is like
The distance of the Earth to the moon
I want to be raise in a pious land
Where scholars and students are as far away as a hand span
I want this for myself and not because of my parents
I want to please Allah and that is all that is apparent
I wish I can dream a dream of making Hajj
and then getting on the plane heading to Damaaj
My parents taught me the importance of gaining knowledge
and now its of my own desire to go to Salafi College
You see Harvard University doesn’t impress me
send me to the Medina Univeristy
I want to know more of my Lord before I meet Him
I don’t want to be of those who lose, but those who win
It is hard to find peers on the same page
A lot of people my age just think there is still time to play
I am very careful of the company I keep
Making sure they are strong so I may not become weak
A muslim child in the west has Oh so many tests
I wish to be a Muslim Child in the east
sitting with the scholars where my mind is at peace
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- Hijrah and Residing in the Lands of Disbelief – By Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-AlbaaneeIn the tape series ‘Al-Hudaa wa An-Noor’ tape # 617, Al-Imaam Al-Albaanee was asked: “Residing in the lands of disbelief, like that is the question, the question is about this matter, and in addition to it the American people who are Muslims, the Americans who are originally Muslims, is it incumbent upon them to make hijrah from there?”
- I am a Salafee – Why use the word ‘Salafee’ ? - by Shaik Nasiruddin AlbaneeAllaah Has Named us Muslims, So Why Ascribe Ourselves to the Salaf ?This questions was very beatifully answered by Imaam al-Albaani in his discussion with someone on this subject, recorded on the cassette entitled, “I am Salafi”.
- Why Choose Salafiyah ? – by Shaik Nasiruddin AlbaneeSource: Al-Asaalah, Issue 9Question: Why use the name Salafee? Is it a call towards a party or a group or a madh-hab (school of thought)? Or is it a new sect in Islaam?