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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Lessons From Hijrah

Lessons From Hijrah 

Am I to congratulate the entire Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) for witnessing yet another year in the Hijri Calendar or am I to send them a message that will wake them up from their deep sleep?

In the early morning of Islam, the Prophet (Pbuh) and his handful of companions suffered series of persecutions in the hands of the Makkans who were then infidels bent on destroying Islam at its infancy but the plan of Allaah is Ever Superior.

The Prophet (Pbuh) who  was known among his people as As-Sadiqul Ameen (the truthful and the trustworthy one) was belied the moment he brought the message of Islam. The truth.

In a desperate bid to frustrate the early Muslims out of the fold of Islam, the Quraysh lunched a sinister agenda characterized by social boycott, economic sanctions and physical torture.

When the persecution became intense and unbearably daunting upon the Muslims, Allaah commanded the Prophet (Pbuh) to migrate from the abode of Kufr to the abode of Eeman. This marked the beginning of the Hijri Calendar. 

So is it for celebration or for reflection? 

On the strength of Aa'isha (RA) the Prophet (Pbuh) said to the Muslims, "I have been shown the land to which you will migrate: It has palm trees between the two lava fields, the two stony tracts (Madeenah)." Bukhari 3906.

Oh Muslims! As we celebrate our Islamic year of 1435, know that Hijrah was a migration from Allaah's displeasure to that which pleases Allaah.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from our lusts to the reality of Eeman.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from the world of Music to the world of Qur'an and Sunnah.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from Shirk, Bid'ah to Tawheedullaah.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to migrate from selfishness to selflessness.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from smoking, drugs, pubs, brothels, clubs to modesty and Masajid.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from immorality and extravagance to modesty and simplicity.

We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from miserliness to generosity.


We are not asked today to leave our homelands but we are asked to make Hijrah from being indifferent to the millions of bloodshed in our shores to preaching the message of peace and to be firm against the oppressors.

We pray Allaah inspire us and steer us unto His obedience in this year and many more that will come.

Yours in Islam, Abdullah.