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18-Feb-2008, 08:45 PM
Asalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahy wa Barakatuhu,
I need help with an assignment at school for texts and tradition (Islam) on the planning of the Hijrah.
Information on when, where, how and most of all why the Hijrah happened would be great if anyone can assist me with.
I DONT need info on the Hijra but rather on the events and etc leading up to the Hijrah.
I have to analyse all this information by next monday sp if any one knows any references on the net or just useful info it would be so helpful.
Thank you and jazakallahu khayr everyone :D
18-Feb-2008, 09:13 PM
Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum (The Sealed Nectar) is perhaps the best book that you could use for this, it has everything you would want in great detail.
19-Feb-2008, 06:07 PM
:bless: brother Musa and sister Meme. This is really helpful :)
27-Feb-2008, 09:40 PM
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,
as well as Husnia, I too have to do this assignment. I wanted to add some information about referencing books, especially ones which contain much information about a topic which is very broad. With the Sealed Necter you can not gather facts about the causes of the Hijra to Medina unless you read the whole book. This is because the book doesn't clearly subtitle 'Causes of Hijra', it is mentioned through out certain parts of the book.
Anyway, I hope Husnia posts her essay, I read it and it was good MarshaAllah. All she needed was evidence in the form of Surahs or Ayah and her essay would be ready to go. I will InshaAllah post my essay.
27-Feb-2008, 10:48 PM
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,
I hope you all enjoy the read!
The concept of Hijrah involves migration from one terrain to another, to move from a land of malevolence and iniquity to a land of decency and blessing. An illustration of this is the Hijrah from Mecca to Medina. The early Muslims of that time faced many cunning taunts and even threats to their wellbeing, the impudent folks of Quraish viewed the Prophet Muhammad (S) and his mission with no small degree of antagonism. It was a time when the message of Islam wasn’t being conveyed to its full potential and began to come to a standstill. The two main bases for the occurrence of the Hijrah to Medina was owing to the encounter of many prosecutions which jeopardised the broadening of Islam, moreover, the Divine revelation from Allah (SWT) to His messenger gave the Muslim advocates grounds for the relocation to a land more fertile for truth.
The instances of atrocities made against the Muslims demonstrate the ill will and wickedness of Quraish. The undertaking of oppression ranged from the throwing of stones, the severing of kinship, brutal murders (such as the slaying of the first female martyr, Summaya), the social boycott and the formation of a pact of injustice and aggression, taking advantage of the loss of Khadeeja and Abu Talib (the two supporting pillars of the message), the aloofness of the three brothers from the chieftains of Thaqif, the plotting of the Prophet (S)’s murder, are just a few of the actions committed against the Muslims of Mecca. The believers faced numerous struggles, supplying them with much sorrow and suffering. The presumptuous leaders of Mecca resorted to machinations and taunts against the believers to deter them from the truth, what’s more is that the believers were forbidden from fighting back. This wasn’t an easy task for the Arabs to restrain from fighting, since they were tribesmen. In the realm of tribal communities when one fought, the other would fight back. Thus, this period of controlling the urge of retribution taught the believers to become patient.
Since the Arabs were now under constant scrutiny and were unable to spread the message they were beginning to soften and slowly, slowly the Quraish would begin to eradicate the Muslims. All these events accumulated and stimulated the response of Allah (SWT) via revelation. “Say, ‘O My servants who have believed, fear your Lord. For those who do good in this world is good, and the earth of Allah is spacious. Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” (Az-Zumar 39:10). Allah (SWT) is explaining to Muhammad (S) that the earth is vast, ‘spacious’, meaning that if you are suffering oppression in Mecca then you can move somewhere else where you will be able to apply and live according to the religion. Muhammad (S) was given the task to establish the first Islamic state whereby the believers could establish a model of governing. The wisdom of having Muhammad (S) preach for thirteen years in Mecca had its effects on the launching of an Islamic state. The love of Tawheed was put into the hearts of the Arabs and so they longed to live for the sake of Allah (SWT). The difference between the Hijra to Abyssinia and to Medina is that the Muslims in Abyssinia didn’t affect the land and people the way they were affected in Medina. This is because in Abyssinia the Muslims were secluded and although they were free to preach Islam they were incapable of implementing Islamic rulings.
The Hijra to Medina symbolises an instance of Allah (SWT)’s protection of His servants and the direct support given to them while they were refuting the disbelievers, supplying them with fortitude, restraint and promise of a new blessed land free from much error and scepticism. The migration of Muslims proves the reality of guidance, expansive goodness and faith when you are patient and have trust in Allah (SWT).
29-Feb-2008, 07:00 PM
hey Jamelo thats really good. Il post mine wen i get it back, miss W takes long to correct :greasy:
01-Mar-2008, 09:49 PM
Is this definition correct?
The word Hijrah is derived from the Arabic word Hajara which means 'to break off from the relations or abandon one's tribe'. Hijrah refers to the departure from one's homeland in which there is harm to a land of safety and peace. This self-exile is not merely a matter of migrating from one place to another or to serve any material gain, rather it is to be undertaken for the sake of Allah alone, for some higher purpose.
01-Mar-2008, 10:01 PM
What is hijrah?
How can we make hijrah for the sake of Allaah nowadays?
Praise be to Allaah.
Hijrah (migration) for the sake of Allaah means moving from the land of shirk to the land of Islam, as the Muslims moved from Makkah – before its people became Muslim – to Madeenah, because it had become the city of Islam after its people had pledged their allegiance (bay’ah) to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and asked him to make hijrah to them. So Hijrah means migratinmg to join other Muslims. Hijrah may also take the form of moving from one land of shirk to another land of shirk where evil is less prevalent and there is less danger to the Muslims, as when some of the Muslims migrated from Makkah, at the command of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), to Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
And Allaah is the Source of Strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.
Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 12/50
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