I wanted to post some time ago to urge those who want to make Hijrah to go for it before the doors are closed and the roof capped and you become trapped in the lands of the disbelievers. I was reminded that I hadn’t posted this article when I saw recent news from the West of new legislation in their “War on Terror” to be passed prevention and prosecution for anyone trying to travel to a country with known terrorist activity.
This legislation was proposed by the USA and approved by the UN security council. This comes as a response to the numbers of citizens of Western nations traveling to join groups fighting in Syria and Iraq. There are a lot of countries where terrorist activities are or may be carried out. Apart from Syria and Iraq, there is Turkey (lots of people use it as a staging area), Yemen, Somalia, countries around Somalia, Libya, countries around Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia…
So, has the ship sailed for those who had not taken that step, that jump to Hijrah? Are the doors sealed and Hijrah hopefuls stuck forever in the lands of the disbelievers? No, not necessarily. Where there is a will there is a way and Help from Allah the Most Merciful.
Rasool Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Hijrah will not be cut off until repentance is cut off and repentance will not be cut off until the sun rises from the West.” (Declared Sahih by al-Albani) In another hadith Rasool Allah says, “Hijrah will not be cut off so long as there is Jihad.” (Also declared Sahih by al-Albani)
These new laws are a test, and should not deter you from your Hijrah plans, in fact they should encourage you as you see how they seek to contain the truth of Islam and prevent Muslims from practicing their faith completely.
We should all take heed of the great fitan that are upon the Ummah and become well conversant with the events of Akhir Zaman and prepare ourselves accordingly for worse to come.