Listen, I Got Something To say…

I’ve come to the realization that the time has come. The time has come when I should close my eyes and free myself from the glitter of shining Western lights. The time has come when I should pack up my stuff and move to a Muslim country. Now and not later. No, I’m serious. I’m going to leave this country inshAllah. I have spent years witnessing the downfall of Muslims who live side by side with those who refuse to believe in Allah. So sit back and allow me to take you through a journey of how I came to such a realization.

It started with a huge amount of Muslims migrating to the West for worldly reasons. Let’s face it. Our parents brought us to this country to grant us a better opportunity to earn an education and live a life with financial security. However, the majority of our parents didn’t take into consideration the effect the Western life style would have on our relationship with Allah. Have you ever taken the time to sit with your parents and inquire about their migration to the Land of Dreams?  If you have, what did you discover through your questioning? Be honest, did you get a sense that your parents didn’t truly take into consideration how your religion would be effected if you grew up mixing with folks who associate partners with Allah and those who claim that Allah never existed. Most parents didn’t bother to think that far down the line and we all love our parents with passion but the truth is, they will be questioned as to why they brought us to an evil land when Allah is the Best of Providers and a life of proverty and iman is superior to a life with wealth and ignorance. Ain’t that the truth.

In some ways, the parents own a share of the blame as to why so many of their young, beautiful Muslim children have strayed away from their duties to Allah but the parents are “only” responsible for certain decisions that are made for an individual that extends for a certain “period of time”. Do you agree? Its common sense that a group of children who were taken from their Mother Land and brought to a foreign land by their parents who intended to migrate for worldly reasons would be questioned. The parents would be questioned. Don’t get me wrong, pursuing an education is a duty on every Muslim but for most of the  Muslim children living in the West, getting thrown into the public school system actually destroys the child in the long run rather than it becoming a stepping stone to a better relationship with the Creator. 

For those of you who grew up in a Western land, just think back to your high school years and all the evil you were constantly exposed to. Now ask yourself, would you want your child to go through a similar situation? Chances are, no you wouldn’t. But the truth is, the public education system is getting worse. For example, when I was in grade nine they placed me in a class called “sex education” but now, grade six students are learning about sex and I don’t know about you guys but I don’t really want my twelve year old learning about sex from someone who encourages the mentality of “sex is your right so JUST DO IT”. I think my child can do without that type of mentality, especialy if homeboy is in grade six, don’t you? 

The point is, education and in particular, the high school years of education really play a major role as to why so many young Muslims ignore their duties to Allah. I can probably spend more time breaking down all the components regarding our parents goal to grant us an opportunity at fine education but it’s interesting how Allah transformed the parents intention to migrate for educational reasons into a great test for their children. Believe it or not but most parents can’t seem to control their children after they enter high school. Ain’t that ironic.

Let us continue.

By the way, I don’t mean to bash the parents. In fact, my parents brought me to this country for the very reason of education and a better opportunity at life but I just wanted to bring the issue to light.

Now really, let us continue.

As I was saying, in the past few decades, Muslim families have been migrating to the West in historical numbers. While a minority (alhamdulilah) remains firm to their duties of worshipping Allah, a large portion of the Muslim community, both men and women, have lost their own souls. Remember the ayaat in surah Hashr where Allah warns, if we forget about Him then He would cause us to forget ourselves in the process? Well, did you know Allah’s warning actually affects not only the individual but everyone in this Ummah? How you ask? Well, let me tell you. 

Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (saw) stated in a hadeeth that the members of this ummah constitute one body and if one part of that body is ill then everyone shares in the suffering. I mean, every sincere believer shares in the suffering. If a Muslim develops the attitude of “I don’t care…” than Allah stands in no need of such an individual and chances are, if he continues with such arrogance, perhaps Allah will replace that individual with someone better. Don’t think for a second that you can’t be replaced because the truth is….you definitely can be so be careful. May Allah protect us. 

As I was saying, if some Muslims are suffering for whatever reason and you become aware of their suffering than your heart will also bare some of that burden. The stronger your iman, the more you feel for the situation of your fellow brothers and sisters. 

By Allah, when I see my Muslim sisters walking with little tight shorts outside, I feel hurt. Most of the time, I can’t really explain it but I hate when these men stare at them with evil eyes and I wish I owned a sword so I can pluck their eyes out but I cant do that cause that wouldn’t be good dawah. Good dawah? Right. 

Do you think that same sister walking freely with tight shorts could walk freely dressed the same way in a Muslim country? No, she wouldn’t. The West would probably call the forbidden tight shorts for women in public oppression and they would desire nothing more than to enforce “democracy” on such a Muslim state. HA! That’s funny. We love our women so much that we don’t want to expose them to evil hearted men and the West considers that oppression? Hello, WAKE Up…using women as sex objects to sell products is the BIGGEST form of oppression. By the way, the West should realize by not encouraging a woman to cover up so she can be judged by her character and not my the size of her bra is disrespect at it’s peak. Something that Allah has saved our Muslim women from walhamdulilah.

My point is, a large majority of Muslims who have come to the West have lost their relationship with Allah. While we lose huge amount of Muslims to society, Allah replaces them with men and women who return to the worship of Allah after having not known Allah or wrongfully associating partners with Him.

Reality check. I want you to know this important point. Seriously, listen closely.

By living in the West, we are risking way too much. We are risking the happiness of this life and we are risking the hereafter. Let me explain.

Remember when Allah introduced Himself to Musa? What did Allah say?

Allah said, “Verily, I am Allah”. After Allah introduced Himself, what was the next command from Allah to Musa? Allah said, “….There is no God but I therefore serve Me and establish as-salah for My remembrance”.

Right from the beginning, Allah told Musa, “I am Allah” and He commanded Musa to “establish as-salah”. Now how many Muslims neglect their prayers? Salah is such a serious issue and it deserves more respect from my part than two sentences so inshAllah one day I’ll send more time sharing my views on all those Muslims who like to complain about how this masjid prays compared to another masjid but for now, did you know some scholars are seriouly under the impression that any Muslim who doesn’t establish the prayer is a disbeliever? SubhanAllah, a Kafir.

But that’s one point. However I wanted to focus on the next ayaat in that same surah. Allah told Musa, “Surely the hour is coming….” and Allah continues and says, “Therefore let not him who believes not in it and follows his low desires turn you away from it so that you should perish”.

SubhanAllah, just think about that for a second. After Allah introduced Himself to Musa and commanded him to establish the prayer and than Allah warns Musa of mixing with those who dont believe in the hereafter and if he should mix with them, then perhaps he may perish along with them. This is Allah speaking to Musa who was known and will forever be known as one of the five greatest Messenger sent to the people of the earth.

That is what I meant by, risking way too much. Allah warned Musa aforetime about mixing with such people and He warns us today. If we continue to live in such a society than we will fail. Plain and simple and the proof can be found in the ayaat.

On a different note, my father taught me two very good lessons in my life. He taught me to never make a ruling unless I hear both sides of a story and he also taught me to weigh the good and bad from a situation and if the good out weighs the bad than be patient and show gratitude and if the bad out weighs the good, seek guidance from Allah and observe patience. So let me use the theory of weighing the good and bad for the issue of “Muslims living in the West”.

Pros: A small group of Muslims give dawah and alhamdulilah some people accept Islam as a way of life

Cons: Fellow Muslims look at you weird when you tell them that its time to pray because prayers have become foreign to them. It’s the second pillar of Islam and the first thing judged on the Day of Judgment yet so many Muslims consider it a burden and not a right of Allah.

Pros: Many organizations are formed by Muslims students when pursuing an education. For example, the MSA (Muslim Student Association) which answers typical stereotypes of Muslims.

Cons: An unbelievable amount of Muslim youth are having sex before marriage and some sisters become pregnant through such an action but one or two visits to the clinic and the problem is solved. By the way, having sex is one sin and killing your unborn baby is (how can I put this…) CRAZY. Don’t do it…please…don’t kill your babies.

Pros: By living with non-Muslims, we get to share some of our Muslim names with them.

Cons: We are losing WAYYYY more Muslims to society compared to folks accepting Islam. The numbers don’t match but Islam was never big on numbers anyways right? The point is, a brother knew Islam was the truth and he was a Muslim but since his lifestyle was corrupt, he became destroyed.

Pros: I got none.

Cons: It is easier and safer to obey Allah and His messenger living in a Muslim land where you can hear the prayer call five times a day and you don’t have to worry twice about how your sister is looked at when she wears her niqab outside.

In conclusion, I got nothing more to say. I think I made my point and I’m looking into buying a one-way ticket for this coming summer inshAllah. Please make dou’aa for your Muslim brothers and sisters and don’t forget about Allah because if you do…we all suffer the pain which you will cause the Muslim body.


52 Responses

  1. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

    And good morning! I definitely see your point, but I think you’re giving many of our Muslim countries too much credit. Their societies may not be as open about things as the West, but those very things you describe happen and happen often. A lot of times women may only wear more clothing for cultural reasons, not having the deen on their mind at all. You’ll find niqabis who don’t even pray, just wearing them because they are common place. And don’t think men don’t harass these women either, in fact, many men will be more blatant and obvious in their looks. Anyone who has been stared down by an old Arab man knows what I’m talking about lol. I don’t know if you were at the pornography lecture with Hamza Yusuf at RIS, but they mentioned that pornography is widespread in the Muslim world, with many Muslim countries making the list in global statistics.

    Of course I’m speaking generally, it would depend on what country you’re planning on heading to. Many “Muslim” states make it difficult for one to be a practicing Muslim, even discouraging it at times. People get questioned by the secret service just for having a beard. In many cases, we have more freedom to practice our religion openly than in many Muslim countries. Our parents who immigrated here came to Canada because of their lax immigration laws, I’m sure they would have chosen to go to Muslim countries if getting citizenship were easy. Countries like Saudi Arabia even make it difficult for Africans to go to hajj, afraid that poor people will suddenly decide to stay in their country. Lebanon has thousands of Palestinian refugees, many of which have been there or are the children or grandchildren of refugees from 1948, but they still do not receive citizenship. My parents originally went to the Netherlands where I was born, and alhamdulillah we did not stay there, with it being a country where prostitution and drugs are legal, and Muslims openly criticized and abused even by their parliament.

    I don’t mean to bash the Muslim world, I just wanted to say that it really is not too much better in many of these countries. And you need to honestly criticize both sides to make such an important decision. Remember that for 10 years, Rasulullah (saw) and his companions were minorities living among the worst corruption and shirk, yet they continued to give dawa until Allah allowed them to leave. Remember that when things became difficult in Makkah, Rasulullah (saw) allowed a group of his followers to go to Ethiopia, and live under the protection of their Christian king. If it were the case that we should be living in places where Muslims were the majority, Allah azza wa jaal would have made it fard on us, but this is not the case. Being strong practicing Muslims gives us the opportunity to give dawa to people in this country and change their perception of Muslims. 40,000 people become Muslim each year in the United States! We can do that here, but we need these Muslims to take up that challenge. We can build better Islamic schools and strengthen our communities for our children, give them alternatives to spend time in as kids instead of the malls, and most importantly, raise them with strong values and Islamic character so that they do not fall victim to this land. You cannot run from fitna, you have to fight it head on and hope for the mercy and rewards of your Lord.

    I hope that gives you something to think about, inshaAllah.

    – Safia

  2. Assalam Safia,

    I agree with you completely about Muslim countries and their lack of true Islamic practise but I wasn’t really trying to give them credit for the way they treat the poor Muslims living under their responsibility. All I was trying to state was, living in an environment that is surrounded by Muslims is better than living in the West. Trust me, it is.

    You make a good point about 40,000 Muslims accepting Islam each year but Safia, what about all those Muslims brothers and sisters we are losing to the fitnahs of this society? Honestly, losing a brother or sister to this society is like losing myself because if they fall than who is to say, I cant be next?

    Like Bilal Phillips stated when he spoke this summer about Islam being the fastest growing religion in the world, he asked, “what about all those Muslims who are leaving the fold of Islam?”
    Which is a very good question.

    The truth is, alhamdulilah many are accepting Islam while many who were born in the fold of Islam and dont learn nothing about Islam yet when they reach their late teens, there so gone into society that its almost impossible to try to explain to them who Allah is and the message in which Muhammad (saw) came with and so and so forth.

    I dont mean to be negitive but thats the truth.

    Its true that the Muslims faced 13 tough years in Mecca and when the time came, the Messenger of Allah was granted permission to leave. But Allah doesnt need to make living in the Muslim land fard on us because the earth belongs to Him and regardless of where we may be, you shall certainly be brought back to Him. However, Bilal Phillips recited a hadeeth from the Messenger of Allah (saw) that stated a clear point. The sheik mentioned how the messenger of Allah (saw) said, “I am innocent from the Muslims who live amongst the non-believers” and the shiek also recited another powerful hadeeth regarding this matter in which he stated that the messenger of Allah said, “they (the non-believers) shouldnt see your fires and you shouldnt see theirs” and he further explained that this hadeeth was translated and used as support to encourage Muslims, in fact, to illistrate the seriousness of living along side non-Muslims.

    I also have an ayaat from surah An-Nisa which I would like to share that actually talks about the issue of living along side the non-Muslims.

    The point is, I’ve been thinking about it along time and you’re right that evil things happen in the Muslim lands but making hijra for the sake of Allah removes all pervious sins so thats a risk most people are willing to take.

    And Allah knows best

  3. My point in bringing up how they treat their immigrants and refugees was because you mentioned that our parents chose to come here rather than go to another Muslim land. It wasn’t really a choice they were able to make, for the most part.

    I think all the fitna that you’ve mentioned are present in every society, it’s something that we’ve been warned of in the Quran and numerous hadith, so it’s not going to disappear by living in a Muslim country. Even when you think about it, living in a Muslim country can be a fitna in itself, since you let your guard down and make assumptions about the people you are surrounded by. There are just as many Muslims who have been lost in their desires or even leave the deen here as there are over there. I find it more difficult even to watch Muslims choose not to practice the deen than to see non-Muslims, so imagine, if it bothers you here where there are not that many Muslims altogether, think of how many you’ll run into over in a Muslim country who are lost. It’s a problem that sweeps across the entire Ummah, not certain communities or regions. And the solution isn’t to just move around within an already weak community, it’s to do your part in strengthening the people you are surrounded by, and giving dawa to those Muslims who have been lost and getting everyone else back on track. And yes, you are being negative lol.

    Of course ultimately the decision is yours. May Allah reward you.

  4. Ok. I was being negitive so we can agree on that part. Thats a start…as for the rest of the “Democratic debate”, by the way…Im cheering for Obama-Osama (well thats what we like to call him). I assume his government name is Barak Obama *coughs* osama lol.

  5. Smoooooth LOL… I love Ron Paul, but he doesn’t really have a chance, and now that Edwards is gone… I might have to go with Barack Hussein Obama. He worries me with his new pro-Israel attitudes and saying he’d bomb Pakistan, but his comments before he was running give me some hope. That and how he has people like Robert Malley on his team. He’s still better than Hillary.

    MashaAllah, you should be a politician, seeing how you can change the topic and distract from the real issues like that 😉

  6. Asalamaualaikum brother.

    You certainly have your side of the argument beautifully laid out masha’Allah, but there def. is another side to this equation.
    You say our parents came here to earn a better life for themselves and their children, unaware that they’re going to be putting their own and their children’s deen at risk, which is true… to some extent. But subhanAllah our situation turned out to be the exact opposite. We were not a practicing family in our “muslim country” so to speak; in fact, Allah (swt) chose to guide us to His Light right here amidst this fitnah-fest, alhamdulillah!
    The reason being wasn’t the fitnah factor in either country, but WHO was doing that fitnah is what made the difference. I totally agree with sis Safia when she said the situation isn’t too great in our so-called “muslim countries” either…..the fact is that your fellow muslims are doing the exact same thing the non-muslims do here. It’s worse in fact, to see muslims doing the same thing, as you are not able to clearly distinguish what deen is or isn’t (if you’re not too knowledgable)….but here it is as clear as black and white.
    That’s what originally brought us to our senses. And if we were to remain in our “muslim country” Allahu Alim what our situation would’ve been….but it was here in fact that Allah chose to guide us and I’m eternally grateful for that alhamdulillah.

    Now instead of “running away” (as I choose to call it)……we can instead try make a difference. I know highschool fitnah ALL too well…… why don’t we do something about it?……..why aren’t we able to start a real islamic highschool? why aren’t we able to DEAL with these problems instead of just running away?….Face up is what I say. The next generation can do wonders. If not us….our kids. We could totally change this western muslim ummah. Tis’ what I believe.
    Alhamdulillah for my situation here in the West. Many a time I come home frustrated as well…wanting to just leave this society, but I always remember the Mercy of Allah (swt) for guiding us, and remember how my life had completely changed due to the amazing brothers and sisters around me.

    I hope you kinda get what I’m saying. Instead of just getting fed up and leaving, we should stick around and change our enviroment instead of it changing us…..especially the muslims Allah has chosen to guide.

    W’Allahu ta’ala Alim

  7. As salaamua alaikum all,

    I agree with this quote below:

    “It is easier and safer to obey Allah and His messenger living in a Muslim land .. ”

    I have a reminder for myself and for everyone here:

    Choosing the right friends is VERY VERY VERY important. This is especially true if we live in a non-muslim country. Cut the evil from its roots. Hang around those who remind us of Allah swt, and continuosly seek to better ourselves in pleasing Allah swt.

    If we can’t find such friends, I think (and this is only my opinion) it’s better for us to be ‘alone’ until we find one/until we make hijra.

    Allah knows best.

    May Allah swt protect us and make easy for us

    • Just wanted to say this advise is great. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Assalam alaikum all

    First and foremost, all of you make very good points. On the real, I cant really respond except to say, I do understand where each of you stands on the issue.

    As for you FearAllah, alhamdulilah Allah guided your family to iman while living on this side of the globe. Without a doubt they’re many stories where young people “find” Allah or better yet, abandon the haraam lifestyle for a life of halal while living in this Land but really though…do you think those who accept to follow the path of obedience are the majority or can it be that a minority actually returns to worshipping their Lord?
    Well, to be fair…Ive seen many young and older Muslims come back to Allah but I just cant help but think about the rest of the crowd.

    Sometimes, when I sit with my boys and we talk about issues such as this…its hard for them to understand where Im coming from because the point I be trying to get across to them is…while some Muslims pratise Islam and not just pay lip service to the religion, perhaps a LARGER portion of them have gone away from the obedience of Allah. At the end of the day, Allah guides whom He wills but personally…I cant stop myself from caring about those whom I stand next to in salah and those that pray behind me that I never see but I guess the truth is, some people have chosen to take a path of You know..doing their own thang.

    As I was saying, when my boys and I go back and forth about this issue, sometimes it seems impossible to explain how I feel about the situation using intellectual words. Most of the time, I just turn to them and say, “Yo, all Im trying to say is…its no fun unless my homeboys can have some…” and believe it or not, when I do use such words, the message clicks and the information gets processed. At the end of the day, its not all about me entering Jannah but its about us helping and caring about each other so we can prosper and enter the gardens of the eternal life together (inshAllah).

    FearAllah, we MOS DEp need to do something about our situation. Just one problem though. Most people wait for someone to start a project and than jump on to it…instead of taking the lead. However, each and everyone of us has strengths and weaknesses and we need to work to our strengths and in saying that, some are leaders while others are followers. So the leaders need to step up. Where you at playas *coughs* I mean, leaders? I’ll let y’all know if they text me but back to the matter at hand…

    Nusaybah, very good point about choosing the right friends. But for the most part I’ve noticed that, most friendship are tight and stay tight until one of the two parties gets hitched and once a person enters that stage of life, things kinda change. Friends that were close to you kinda take a back seat. Which in my opinion is normal. I know some of my boys who got married and after surviving the “Big Day”, we kinda dont really talk as much. Which is shameful cause, society brainwashed us to believe that men will forever stick together while women come and go..but something tells me that doesnt really implie to Islamic laws right? More like, your homies will forever be your homies but once you get married, wifey takes up most of the free time so you cant even watch Sunday night football in “peace” without first passing a session of “tell me how you feel about…” AINT THAT A SHAME.

    Really though, choosing a good companion is important and selecting an excellent spouse is just as important or just be patient with the life of singlehood. Personally, I’d rather just be a single soldier than to roll with friends that dont help me or marry a woman who looks at me funny everytime I invite her to accompany me to the House of Allah. I could just picture it now…

    “Hey baby, Im going to the masjid for maghrib…do you wanna come..?”

    “Where? The mosque? Umm but you know…I haven’t actually been there since I took Quran classes way back when I was 8 years old…”

    “Hold up, you haven’t been to a masjid since your were 8?”

    “Yeah…Why is that a bad thing or something…?”

    “And why did I marry you again…” (Naw, I wouldnt say that…lol)

    Safia, I took a few online courses by Obama-Osama on how to walk around questions like a true politician.

    Damn, subhanAllah I wrote a book worth of words so…Im just gonna walk away now…

  9. Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    You brought up strong points there jazaak-Allah khair, about life after marriage. I didn’t think about that, and it’s so true.

    A good muslim community is where we should raise our family, inshaa-Allah for all of us.

    I’m curious, I always thought that in (certain parts) of the US and Canada, there are strong muslim communities (Islamic schools, mosques, youthclubs etc) … so I always have this idea of how it’s not really a big challenge to raise a family Islamically there. (I didn’t grow up in a non-muslim country so I don’t know what it’s like.)

    Given the large muslim community, facilites and many awesome shuyookh who reside there, do you still think it’s much better to live in a muslim country?

    This is a great discussion, jazaak-Allah khair.

  10. Assalam,

    Alhamdulilah in some parts of North America, the Muslims are standing, handing out Qurans at every major corner. Okay, maybe not every major corner and maybe not every single day but it does happen…

    So Islam is known where I live which is Toronto and they’re many masjids and programs but I still think…In fact, I know its hard for parents to raise their children Islamically under this society. And Allah knows best

    Honestly, the parents can do their best and just make dou’aa for the child to succeed in dunya and in the next life but the problem isn’t how the kid are brought up inside the house, its when the child goes outside and becomes exposed to all the challenges of living in such a society that a major promblem a rises. It seems like some parents would place their children in an Islamic school and once he/she gets home from school, their not allowed to watch t.v, nor any video games and they may not even be allowed to play outside with other kids because thats how a major problem could start. If parents continue to act like this…how long do they actually think they could continue with such oppression? The Daily Double answer is, probably not to long.

    I remember growing up, we would spend some days in the masjid playing basketball and hanging around trying to “behave” cause if we went to the mall, one of us would get us into trouble. So all that time I sent in the masjid really increased my iman but I could never seem to escape one major problem. As soon as I would stepp outside the masjid and walk out of the parking lot, shaitan would be waiting for me. The iman that had once filled my heart would completely been drained from my soul.

    Okay fine, it wasnt real strong iman and it was more like an iman rush but even that didnt last long.

    At the end of the day, they’re some positives for those who wanna live here but MOS DEP the negitives out weighs the good.

    And Allah knows best

  11. Hey! Some of us ladies actually like football, well… maybe not too many, otherwise I wouldn’t be watching the Superbowl tonight alone :/

    It only hurts now, but ima feel real good once the Giants take it 😉

  12. Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Jazaak-Allah khair for the explanation. It gives me a good insight on the situation.

    May Allah swt protect my muslim sisters & brothers there. And I’d like to mention again that it is definitely much easier to worship Allah swt in a muslim country.

    May Allah swt reward you for your intention and make easy your hijra as a means of gaining His pleasure.

    Allah knows best.

  13. Assalamu’Alaykum

    Keep in mind that what every is sin(s) is happening in a ‘Muslim Country’, no amount of Shirk that is being commited in a Khafir land can every sum up or add up to sins(s) being committed there. Shirk is the only sin Allah (s.w.t.) will never forgive.

  14. The evidence indicates that it is haraam to settle among the mushrikeen, and it is obligatory to migrate from the kaafir country to a Muslim country if one is able to do that. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “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 the earth.” They (angels) say: “Was not the earth of Allaah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?” Such men will find their abode in Hell — what an evil destination!”

    [al-Nisa’ 4:97].

    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I have nothing to do with any Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.” Narrated by Abu Dawood (2645) and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.

    This is the general basic principle: otherwise it is permissible to go to those countries in cases of need, such as to do business, study and so on, so long as one is able to practise Islam openly.

    But if it is not possible to practise Islam openly, then it is haraam to remain there, and one must migrate from there if possible.

  15. Whoever lives with a mushrik and mixes with him is like him” and “I have nothing to do with any Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.” These two hadeeths contain a stern warning and emphatically forbid living with the mushrikeen and mixing with them. They also indicate that it is obligatory to migrate from the land of shirk to the land of Islam. This applies to the one who is not able to practise his religion openly. As for the one who is able to practise his religion openly, he is not obliged to migrate, rather it is mustahabb in his case, but it may not be mustahabb if his remaining among them serves a religious purpose such as calling them to Tawheed and the Sunnah, and warning them against shirk and bid’ah in addition to being able to practise his religion openly.

    Practising the religion openly does not only refer to praying and minor issues of religion and avoiding haraam things such as riba, zina and so on. Rather practising the religion openly means proclaiming Tawheed and disavowing the ways of the mushrikeen, such as associating others with Allaah in worship and other kinds of kufr and misguidance. End quote from Fataawa al-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem (1/77).

  16. And it is not permissible for him to live with the kuffaar and stay in their land unless he is able to practise his religion openly, such as enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and calling to the way of Allaah, and that is what is meant by practising Islam openly. If he cannot do that, then he must migrate to the Muslim lands from the kaafir land, and not stay there at the expense of his religious commitment and belief. End quote from al-Muntaqa (1/254).

  17. Even if we assume that you are able to practice your religion openly, then staying isolated from the Muslims obviously has its bad effects on you, your family and children. It is known that there are generations of Muslims who have lost their religion, language and values because of staying in those countries, where you do not hear the adhaan, attend the prayers in congregation or see the believers, and kufr surrounds them on all sides and evils are common and are assailing these Muslim communities from all directions.

  18. Hence we advise you to flee (IT IS NOT CALLED RUNNING FROM YOU PROBLEMS, IT IS CALLED FLEEING FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH) for the sake of your religion and to protect yourself and those who are with you, and move to a Muslim country or to a place where there are a lot of Muslims, and you can pray Jumu’ah and prayers in congregation with them, and broadcast the adhaan openly, and manifest the symbols of Islam.

  19. I advise you that living in a land in which shirk and kufr, and Christianity and other religions of kufr are prevalent, is not permissible, whether you are staying there for work, business, study or some other purpose, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “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 the earth.’ They (angels) say: ‘Was not the earth of Allaah spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?’ Such men will find their abode in Hell — what an evil destination!

    how many young, or whatever aged ‘Muslims’ died or got killed committing an evil sin. Imagine these people lived in a ‘Mulsim Country’. The adthan alone would keep the worst sinner atleast hidding somwhere in a corner if he does not want to pray. People really need to learn more of their religon before they start making their own assumptinos or judgments and look at everything from the Sharia point of view. Imagine your kids, kids, kids….what will be there names…(from Yusuf to Jospeh) and all he knows is that his father was a ‘Muslim’…there are geneartions where a kid once told one of my friends that his grandfather asked his body be taken to a Mosque after he died, and these kids are now non belivers.

  20. This settling among the kuffaar is not done by one who knows the real meaning of Islam and faith, or who knows what Allaah has enjoined upon the Muslims, or who is pleased with Allaah as his Lord, Islam as his religion, and Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as his Prophet and Messenger.

    Being pleased and content with that means loving Allaah, giving precedence to seeking His pleasure, being very concerned about following His religion and keeping company with His close friends, which means that one must completely disavow and keep far away from the kaafirs and their lands. rather faith as defined in the Qur’aan and Sunnah cannot coexist with these evils. It is narrated in a saheeh report from Jareer ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Bajali (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he said: O Messenger of Allaah, accept my oath of allegiance and stipulate conditions. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Worship Allaah, establish regular prayer, pay zakaah, be sincere towards the Muslims and keep away from the mushrikeen.” Narrated by Abu ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Nasaa’i. It is also narrated in a saheeh report that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I have nothing to do with any Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.” And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah will not accept any deed from a mushrik after he becomes Muslim until he leaves the mushrikeen.”

    The scholars have clearly stated that this is not allowed, and have warned against it, and stated that it is obligatory to migrate if one is able, except for a man who has knowledge and insight, and goes there to call people to Allaah and bring people forth from darkness into light, and explain the teachings of Islam to them. A verse in Soorat al-Tawbah – (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight are dearer to you than Allaah and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His Cause, then wait until Allaah brings about His Decision (torment). And Allaah guides not the people who are Al‑Faasiqoon (the rebellious, disobedient to Allaah)”

    [al-Tawbah 9:24] –

  21. If the Muslim who settles there claims that he has some worldly aims such as study, business or work, that is even worse.

  22. In the Book of Allaah there is a stern warning against merely failing to migrate (hijrah), as in the verses of Soorat al-Nisa’ quoted above, where Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, as for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves”. So how about the one who travels to a kaafir land and agrees to settle there? As you mentioned, the scholars (may Allaah have mercy on them) forbade settling and going to a land where the Muslim will not be able to practise his religion openly. The one who are there for study, business or work come under the same ruling as the one who settles there, if they are not able to practise their religion openly and they are able to migrate.

    As for the claim of some of them that they hate them and despise them, yet they are settling in their land, that is not sufficient, rather it is haraam to travel and settle there for many reasons, including the following:

    1 – It is not possible to practise the religion openly in a way that means one has discharged one’s duties fully.

    2 – The texts and clear statements of the scholars (may Allaah have mercy on them) indicate that if a person does not know his religion with its evidence and proof, and he is not able to defend it and ward off the specious arguments of the kaafirs, it is not permissible for him to travel to their land.

    3 – One of the conditions of it being permissible to travel to their land is that one should be safe from the fitnah of their power, control, specious arguments and attractions, and be safe from imitating them or being influenced by their actions.

    4 – Blocking the means that may lead to shirk is one of the most important principles of Islam. Undoubtedly what you mention in your letter about things that happen with Muslim youth who settle in these lands is the result of their staying in the land of kufr. They should be steadfast in adhering to their religion, practising it openly, following its commands, heeding its prohibitions, and calling others to it, until they are able to migrate from the land of shirk to a Muslim land.

    Allaah is the One Whom we ask to set straight all your affairs and to bless you with understanding of His religion and make you steadfast in following it. May He help us and you and all the Muslims to do all that He loves and that pleases Him, and to protect us and you and all the Muslims against things that may lead us astray and against the tricks of the shaytaan. May He help us to do all that is good, and support His religion, and make His word supreme, and reform the leaders of the Muslims and bless them with understanding of His religion, and help them to rule according to the sharee’ah of Allaah in their lands, and refer to it for judgement, and be content with it and beware of that which goes against it, for He is able to do that. Peace be upon you and the Mercy of Allaah and His blessings.

    End quote from Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (9/403).

  23. wow beneficial posts mashaa-Allah.

    Jazaak-Allah khair!

  24. By the way…i saved the best for last.

    Refusing to Migrate for the Sake of Allâh.

    Muslims are not permitted to remain in Dâr al-Kufr if there are Muslim countries to which they could migrate (NB: or if it becomes wâjib on them to make hijrah) especially when staying in Dâr al-Kufr exposes them to trials and temptations.

    Allâh subhânû wa ta’âla will not accept any

    from those who refused to migrate:

    “When the angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls, they say: “In what [plight] were you?” They reply, “Weak and oppressed were we in the earth”. They [the angels] say: “Was not the earth of Allâh spacious enough for you to move yourselves away from evil?” Such men will find their abode in Hell – what an evil refuge [or destination]! 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”. (SURAH 4:97-98)

    Allâh subhânû wa ta’âla will not EXCUSE any of them (NB: upon whom hijrah was OBLIGATORY} except those weak and oppressed person who had no means of migrating and could find no way of moving to Islâmic lands.

  25. This is for the many ‘Muslims’ that have non-muslim friends..may Allah keep us to the straigth path..

    “O you who believe! Take not My enemies and your enemies (i.e. disbelievers and polytheists) as friends, showing affection towards them, while they have disbelieved in what has come to you of the truth (i.e. Islamic Monotheism, this Qur’aan, and Muhammad), and have driven out the Messenger (Muhammad) and yourselves (from your homeland) because you believe in Allaah your Lord! If you have come forth to strive in My Cause and to seek My Good Pleasure, (then take not these disbelievers and polytheists, as your friends). You show friendship to them in secret, while I am All‑Aware of what you conceal and what you reveal. And whosoever of you (Muslims) does that, then indeed he has gone (far) astray from the Straight Path”

    [al-Mumtahanah 60:1]

  26. It is also narrated in a saheeh report that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

    “I have nothing to do with any Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen.”

    And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

    “Allaah will not accept any deed from a mushrik after he becomes Muslim until he leaves the mushrikeen.”

  27. Assalamu alaikum wa rahamatulahi wa barakatuhu
    Interesting topic. My problem to. I would like to live in Muslim country but the one I would like to go I do not think they will give me visa. I am born Muslim but was raised in communist system. After war started in my country and my city was occupied I had to leave my country. So I end up living in Germany.
    Alhamdulillah Allah swt gave me good sisters friends so I started learning my religion and alhamdulillah started praying and wearing hijab. After 6 years living in Germany we had to leave to go back to our city to live with the same people that I had to run a way so they do not kill me or I had choice to go to America Australia or Canada. We applied for visa to go to Canada but it was rejected and Allah swt open the doors for us to come to USA.
    It was not realy my dream to come here but I still feel bad living in this country and knowing that my tax payer money is going for purchase of the wapens that is killing my brothers and sister.
    Like Anwar Al-Awlaki said in one of his lectures
    that if you do not feel bad living in this country you need to check your iman.
    But not everybody has the opportunity to just pack the suitcase and leave to that Muslim country.
    But what we can do is do best what we can here now, have intention to move to better place work on that and of course make duaa that Allah swt gives us to live where is best for us in this world and hereafter. Ameen.
    Assalamu alaikum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu
    P.S. sorry for my english

  28. Technically, Hijra means to leave residing among disbelievers and hypocrites who do not allow what Allah has ordered. Allah says: “(And bear with patience what they utter, and part from them with a fair leave-taking.” (Al-Muzzammil 73: 10). Hijra can also mean leaving a land of war to a land of Islam, i.e. a country ruled by Muslims and not at war.

  29. Moawiya said that he heard the Prophet saying: “Hijra (emigration) will not cease until Tawba (repentance) ceases and Tawba will not cease until the sun rises from the west.”

  30. How to make hijra? For example I would love to live in Medina but can I?
    In my case that is very difficult. I am single mother raising two children. My son is not yet mahram for me so they will not even let me enter the Medina let alone live there.
    But in the mean time that I am waiting that my son is mahram for me I am trying to finish my school so I have more opportunities in finding the job so I can try to get working visa.
    In the mean time I am trying my best to learn more about Islam and teach my children.
    Alhamdulillah I live few houses from the masjid and Islamic school. So my kids can walk to masjid and play there with Muslim kids. I am working hard so I can pay for my children so they can go to Islamic school. My son 12 years old had memorized the Qur’an and now I would like so much that he learns Arabic so he can understand all he had memorized. So I am trying my best to use good I have here until Allah swt give us something better inshallah. So it is not always that easy to make hijra. What about the brothers and sister that are born in USA and they do not have that other country to move to? When we had to leave Germany we wanted to go to Sweden as we had a lot of family there and we tried all to go there but it did not work. Allah swt closed all way to Sweden and open the door to come to USA the last option on our list. So Allah swt knows only the wisdom in everything He is giving us.


  32. Jazaak-Allah khair, that was a very good website!
    Hurm, I wonder where brotherameen is, has he made hijra already? =)

  33. “By Allah, when I see my Muslim sisters walking with little tight shorts outside, I feel hurt. Most of the time, I can’t really explain it but I hate when these men stare at them with evil eyes and I wish I owned a sword so I can pluck their eyes out but I cant do that cause that wouldn’t be good dawah. Good dawah? Right.”

    “A victim of rape every minute somewhere in the world. Why? No one to blame but herself. She displayed her beauty to the entire world…

    “Strapless, backless, sleeveless, nothing but satanic skirts, slit skirts, translucent blouses, miniskirts, tight jeans: all this to tease man and appeal to his carnal nature.

    “Would you put this sheep that you adore in the middle of hungry wolves? No… It would be devoured. It’s the same situation here. You’re putting this precious girl in front of lustful, satanic eyes of hungry wolves. What is the consequence? Catastrophic devastation, sexual harassment, perversion, promiscuity.

  34. SubhanAllah… now we blame the victim for the actions of her attacker? It’s well established that rape has nothing to do with sexual attraction, but everything to do with control, power and wanting complete domination over the victim. It’s an act of violence. Not to mention that rapists look for women whose clothing is easier to remove, so there’s no reason to assume that a woman wearing an abaya is less likely to be attacked than a woman wearing tight clothing. It’s a dangerous and incorrect assumption to make.

    I don’t know if you live in Toronto or not, but we have a high school here that was recently exposed in a report for hiding a sexual assault that took place on school grounds, and the boys who were guilty of the crime purposely sought out a Muslim girl and attacked her in the washroom. Their logic was that she was an easy target, and she’d be too embarrassed to tell her family what happened to her. Allah ta’ala tells us that women must cover to protect her from *harassment*, which would be the cat-calls and whistles on the street, and strange men approaching us. But hijab is not protection from men who are predators, those who are violent, even mentally ill. With these people, rapists, any woman is fair game.

    Where is the justice in blaming a woman who is victim of the most savage and humiliating act of violence that can be committed against her? There’s a difference between a woman being responsible for the looks she receives when she’s not dressed appropriately – I remind you that it’s sinful for the man as well for not lowering his gaze regardless of how she’s dressed – and a man physically attacking her. Wallah, I can’t even begin to tell you how angry and offended I am by those statements, I can only imagine how a woman who has been there must feel reading that.

  35. The above are not my words. I did not want to disclose whom the above statement came from, but since it’s becoming an issue now the above link is to where the statement came from. It’s something for the world to see and hear what they have to say. I was showing what some have to say about that issue and comparing it.
    It’s coming from a Salafi Sheikh who is from the Ahl Sunnah Wal Jamma. May Allah (s.w.t.) be pleased with him.

  36. Islam has a clear stance which states that this repugnant action is haraam and imposes a deterrent punishment on the one who commits it.

    Islam closes the door to the criminal who wants to commit this crime. Western studies have shown that most rapists are already criminals who commit their crimes under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and they take advantage of the fact that their victims are walking alone in isolated places, or staying in the house alone. These studies also show that what the criminals watch on the media and the semi-naked styles of dress in which women go out, also lead to the commission of this reprehensible crime.

    The laws of Islam came to protect women’s honour and modesty. Islam forbids women to wear clothes that are not modest and to travel without a mahram; it forbids a woman to shake hands with a non-mahram man. Islam encourages young men and women to marry early, and many other rulings which close the door to rape. Hence it comes as no surprise when we hear or read that most of these crimes occur in permissive societies which are looked up to by some Muslims as examples of civilization and refinement! In America – for example – International Amnesty stated in a 2004 report entitled “Stop Violence Against Women” that every 90 seconds a woman was raped during that year. What kind of life are these people living? What refinement and civilization do they want the Muslim women to take part in?

  37. Firstly:

    The disasters and calamities that are befalling the Muslims are only happening because they have forsaken the laws of Allaah regarding themselves, their societies and their nations. They do not support (the cause of) Allaah so how will He support them?

    When some of the Muslims disobeyed the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the Battle of Uhud, Allaah punished them with defeat, even though the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the senior Sahaabah were among them. So what about the Muslims nowadays when they are disobeying Allaah night and day and transgressing His sacred limits, except for those on whom Allaah has mercy?


    Although the Muslims are living through disasters and calamities, and are suffering a great deal, what the west is facing in its societies and in their personal situations is even worse, with regard to faith, security and the family, especially in matters pertaining to women.

    If you look at recent statistics from western countries, you will see that they are more deserving of pity because of their situation. We will look at a few examples:

    65% of female workers are faced with sexual harassment in the work place in some European countries.

    18% of women in America have been raped or have been faced with attempted rape at some stage in their lives.

    More than half of the women who are raped are under the age of 17.

    Ihsaa’aat, Diraasaat, Arqaam, p. 140.

    According to a phone survey in Canada, covering 12,300 women throughout Canada between February and June 1993:

    Half of Canadian woman have been exposed to an incident of physical or sexual violence after the age of 16.

    45% were attacked by men who were known to them.

    23% of them were attacked by strangers.

    23% were attacked with weapons as the result of marital disputes.

    Ihsaa’aat, Diraasaat, Arqaam, p. 141


    (xi) Women Who Are Dressed But Appear Naked, and Those Who Whip the Backs of People
    Another type of person who will enter Hell is the corrupt woman who makes a display of herself and tempts men – perhaps this phenomenon has never been quite so widespread as it is now – and never obeys Allâh subhânu wa ta’âla. Abû Hurayrah radiallâhu anhû reported that the Prophet sallâhu alayhe wa salam said:

    The Prophet said : Two kinds of people I didn’t see yet, and are promised to dwell in Hell, Those who hold whips like cows tales whipping people with them, and women who are clothed but still naked, and walk wavingly, and their heads are like camels peaks, those women will never enter Paradise nor smell it, even though its fragrance can be smelled from far away. Women are cursed for doing many things such as : showing off their beauty like gold, pearls from under their cover, and perfume them with musk and Ambergis, and wearing *** things and light clothes – that show what is under them – and things like that.

  39. This does not contradict the fact that every man in Paradise will have more than one wife. What is referred to by the women who will be the majority of the inhabitants of Hell is women who are descendants of Aadam: the inhabitants of Paradise will have many wives from among al-Hûr al-‘Iyn.

    “Women will be few among the inhabitants of Paradise because in most cases they prefer the immediate pleasures of this life, as they are less wise and unable to keep the Hereafter in mind. They are too weak to strive and prepare themselves for it, and are more inclined towards this world. In spite of all this, they are the strongest factor in this world that distracts men from the Hereafter, because men are inclined to desire them and they are not concerned with the Hereafter. They are quick to follow those who call them to deviate from Islâm, and reluctant to follow those pious people who cal them to the Hereafter, and righteous deeds”. (al-Qurtubî, at-Tadhkirah, 1/369)
    In spite of all this, there are many righteous women among them, who stay within the limits set by Allâh (swt), adhere to His laws, and obey Allâh (swt) and His Messenger. Many of these women will enter Paradise, and many of them excel over men in their faith and righteous deeds.

  40. See, that was my point. Rape has absolutely nothing to do with desires or attraction. The same goes for the other sex crimes you’ve mentioned. It’s about power and control. There is a fine line between zina and rape, so a woman tempting a man by her clothing and appearance is not the same as someone who brutally violates her. So a woman’s clothing makes no difference to a rapist. I find it insulting that people insist that what the victim was wearing may have “seduced” her attacker into raping her, when it’s been proven that it’s never the case. The argument defies logic.

    Interesting statistics, but I somehow doubt women in other societies (Muslim or not) are able to report those same crimes. In many regions of the world, victims are too humiliated and ashamed to even tell authorities, while other women are considered shameful and dishonoured. So you can’t really compare the statistics of the US vs. the rest of the world, when it’s difficult to collect that sort of data in other places. That said, it’s also wrong to assume that it’s how they dress is the reason for high rates of physical and sexual abuse.

    I’m aware that you were quoting someone, and when I did google the quote, I found that the convention where he said that ended up apologizing for the statements, and his words angered the Muslim community in Australia. I’m not sure whether of not he has since apologized. But it’s clear that not too many people are condoning his views, regardless of whether he is a respected Sheikh or not. They are human beings, and their words are not infallible, far from it. He said that a woman who is raped has “no one to blame but herself”. If that’s not blaming the victim, I don’t know if you can get any more obvious than that. SubhanAllah. Why would you quote that?

  41. Assalam alaikum everyone,

    Interesting topic and perhaps Safia, the brother was trying to provide you with some views and opinions from a shiek(s) who we may not know too well living over here in the West. And Allah knows best.

    MissionJannah, Hijrah?
    No, Im still here. I’ve just been really busy but everyday I intend to write but time escapes me and when the sun rises again, I find myself making the same intention. The same intention that is followed by no action. But inshAllah sooner than later, I will be able to write again.

  42. In conclusion, We take this opportunity to advise women to fear Allaah and to avoid mixing with men, especially kaafirs and the immoral ones among them, and to keep away from everything that may attract men to them of tabarruj (wanton display), soft speech and flirtatious speech and behaviour. They should choose suitable times and avoid doubtful places or situations. They should adhere to the commands of Allaah and observe hijab and cover themselves, because that will protect them and is good for them in this world and in the hereafter.

    And Allaah is the one Whom we ask to set the Muslims’ affairs straight

  43. Why is it that women need to be “advised”, when we’re talking about violence committed against them?

  44. For the other end

    The punishment for rape in Islam is same as the punishment for zina, which is stoning if the perpetrator is married, and one hundred lashes and banishment for one year if he is not married.
    Some scholars also say that he is required to pay a mahr to the woman.

    Imam Maalik (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
    In our view the man who rapes a woman, whether she is a virgin or not, if she is a free woman he must pay a “dowry” like that of her peers, and if she is a slave he must pay whatever has been detracted from her value. The punishment is to be carried out on the rapist and there is no punishment for the woman who has been raped, whatever the case. End quote.
    Al-Muwatta’, 2/734

    Shaykh Salmaan al-Baaji (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    In the case of a woman who is forced (raped): if she is a free woman, the one who forced her must pay her a “dowry” like that of her peers, and the hadd punishment is to be carried out on him. This is the view of al-Shaafa’i, and it is the view of al-Layth, and it was also narrated from ‘Ali ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him).

    Abu Haneefah and al-Thawri said: the hadd punishment is to be carried out on him but he is not obliged to pay the “dowry”.

    The evidence for what we say is that the hadd punishment and the “dowry” are two rights, one of which is the right of Allaah and the other is the right of the other person. So they may be combined, as in the case of a thief whose hand is cut off and he is required to return the stolen goods.

    Al-Muntaha Sharh al-Muwatta’, 5/268, 269
    Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

    The scholars are unanimously agreed that the rapist is to be subjected to the hadd punishment if there is clear evidence against him that he deserves the hadd punishment, or if he admits to that. Otherwise, he is to be punished (i.e., if there is no proof that the hadd punishment for zina may be carried out against him because he does not confess, and there are not four witnesses, then the judge may punish him and stipulate a punishment that will deter him and others like him). There is no punishment for the woman if it is true that he forced her and overpowered her, which may be proven by her screaming and shouting for help. End quote.
    Al-Istidhkaar, 7/146

    The rapist is subject to the hadd punishment for zina, even if the rape was not carried out at knife-point or gun-point. If the use of a weapon was threatened, then he is a muhaarib, and is to be subjected to the hadd punishment described in the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “The recompense of those who wage war against Allaah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter”
    [al-Maaidah 5:33]

    So the judge has the choice of the four punishments mentioned in this verse, and may choose whichever he thinks is most suitable to attain the objective, which is to spread peace and security in society, and ward off evildoers and aggressors.

  45. Asc

    I wonder where you wanna hijr to.

    Do you want to share with us where you want to move to.

  46. The Prophet said: “Beware of sitting in the street.” They said, “We have no
    alternative; that is where we sit and talk.” He said, “If you insist on sitting there, then
    give the street its rights.” They said, “What are the rights of the street?” He said,
    “Lowering the gaze and refraining from causing offence…” [Collected by Imam al-
    Bukhari, and Imam Muslim]

  47. Muslim Women! Stay at Home!And stay in your houses and do not display your finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore”. Quran 33/33

  48. Where you at Ameen? It’s MARCH lol

    (Oh, and barakAllahu feek AkheeAB, for the rulings!)

  49. Couple of months later, Im still here.

    But I havent forgotten my goal inshAllah… 🙂

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