Today thousands of Muslims are answering a call to immigrate to non-Muslim lands. According to the Department of Homeland Security, of the 70,000 refugees granted asylum in the USA in 2013 “the leading countries of nationality for refugee admissions were Iraq (28 percent), Burma (23 percent), Bhutan (13 percent), and Somalia (11 percent). Seventy-five percent [75%] of refugee admissions in 2013 were from these four countries” (Martin & Yankay, 2014). If we accept that the vast majority of those living in these countries are Muslim, then 70% of 70,000 translates into 49,000 Muslims migrated to America in 2013.
Why is this happening when fatwas have been given stating it is Haram (forbidden) for a Muslim to move to a non-Muslim land?
Islam Q and A recently answered: Can Muslims settle in kaafir countries for the sake of a better life? Part of the answer stated that:
In the Sunnah, the Prophet (PBUH) said: “I disown every Muslim who settles among the mushrikeen” [non-Muslims]. (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 2645; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.)
According to this manner of thought living in Dar al-Harb is not only wrong for Muslims it was not acceptable to live in non-Islamic communities in Muslim lands, according to their prophet. However, the author of this document does make an exception.
“Rather we should say that each Muslim has his own unique set of circumstances and his own ruling that applies to him, and each person is accountable for himself. If he is able to practise his religion in the Muslim country in which he lives more than he can in a kaafir country, then it is not permissible for him to settle in a kaafir country.
But if it is the other way round, then it is permissible for him to settle in a kaafir country, subject to the condition that he is confident that he can resist the desires and temptations to be found there by taking the precautionary measures prescribed in sharee’ah.
Zakariya al-Ansaari al-Shaafa’i said in his book Asna al-Mataalib (4/207):
It is obligatory to migrate from the kaafir lands to the Muslim lands for those who are able to do that, if they are unable to practise their religion openly.”
So why are Muslims coming to non-Muslim countries, what they call Dar al-Harb if it is forbidden? Is this merely a smoke screen? Are these very words quoted above only for a select few? It makes little sense that they could not practice what they believe in an Islamic country. Or is this a screening out policy? A doctrinal statement that insists Muslims not strong in their faith must stay in an Islamic country. What then of those who hold their Islamic faith with strength?
Keep in mind that Muslims practice taqiyyah, lying to protect their faith. If they think it is not advantageous to the spreading of Islam, they will lie or obfuscate the truth. Since we cannot trust a Muslim to tell the truth on al-hijrah, we must rely on what the Islamic scriptures state.
According to Hadith no. 2863 Kitab al Amthael reported by Timri, also reported by Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbel as Hadith no 17344 Mohammad said:
I charge you five of what Allah has charged me with: to assemble, to listen, to obey, to immigrate and to wage jihad for the sake Allah.
According to this wording it is implied that migration for the purpose of jihad is not only Ok, it is commissioned by the prophet of Islam. But is this the only citation of such a statement?
Sura 2:218 “Surely those who believed and those who emigrated and performed jihad.”
Sura 8:72 “Surely those who believed and those who emigrated and performed jihad with their money and their lives for the sake Allah, and those who gave asylum…”
Sura 8:74 “And those who believed and emigrated and performed jihad for the sake of Allah, and those who gave asylum and help [gave you victory], those are the true believers, they will receive forgiveness and generous provisions.
Sura 8:75 ““And those who believed afterward and emigrated and performed jihad with you, so those are of you.
As you can see the Koran provides several examples that the purpose of migration (al-Hijrah) is to accomplish jihad. Shouldn’t Immigration and State Department officials considers this practice when reviewing persons who are Muslim seeking entry into the United States?
Careful thought in this would go back to the first large amount of Muslims coming to America in 1962. Did they come for the purpose of jihad? This would account for the founders of the North American Muslim Brotherhood. It would also explain their usage of the term civilization jihad in 1991 when they defined their goals. It directs the Muslim migrant who came for jihad, on how to pursue that goal.
If Muslims coming here would have the purpose of jihad, you would expect them to:
1You would expect to find communities of Muslims starting to request sharia law.
You would expect to find Muslims here coordinating new Muslims coming to the states into designatedareas for the furtherance of Islam and the declaration of sharia law.
Attempt to infiltrate every level of government for the purpose of subverting the constitution.
These things are happening today! 20,000 Syrian Muslims are slated to arrive in the USA between 2015 and 2016. Will America cease to be the land of the free and become dar al Islam (land of submission) if it does not wake up soon?
We have to fight and make America wake up NOW!
Martin, D. C., & Yankay, J. (2014, September 5). Refugees and Asylees 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2015, from Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/ois_rfa_fr_2013.pdf
Solomon, S., & Al Maqdasi, E. (2009). Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration. Charlottesville, VA: ANM Publishers.
The Generous Koran. (2009). (U. Dakdok, Trans.) Venice, FL: Usama Dakdok Publishing, LLC.