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Migrate to which Islamic country?

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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asslam alykum

may allah tallah reward and bless u for yourgreat work.please can u advice me on which country would be suitable and best for me and my wife.

we want to go some where we can practice our religion away from westenised world,we have not much knowledge so please help us.

thank you

khuda hafiz


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Migrate to which country

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Dear and Beloved Brother, it is indeed unfortunate and a state of enormous regret that we have to inform you that we are unable to recommend to you a righteous and pious nation in the world today which is ruled according to the guidance and principles of Islam. Most of the so-called muslim nations of the world today are engrossed with the trials that prevail in the ‘western’ nations; and without proper knowledge and comparison of where is your exact location of present residence, we fear recommending a nation or society which might actually be worse than your present location of residence.


Wherever you are staying, if you find it difficult or are forbidden by the law of the land to practice your belief the way you wish and please or are oppressed and put in a trial for practicing your faith, then indeed it would become necessary for you and your family to migrate to a place which would allow its citizens and residents the freedom of practicing their religion.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verses 97-100:

97 When Angels take the souls of those who die in sin against their souls they say: "In what (plight) were ye?" They reply: "Weak and oppressed were we in the earth." They (the Angels will) say: "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to move yourselves away (from evil)?" Such men will find their abode in Hell, what an evil refuge!

98 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.

99 For these there is hope that Allah will forgive: for Allah doth blot out (sins) and forgive again and again.

100 He who forsakes his home in the Cause of Allah finds in the earth many a refuge wide and spacious: should he die as a refugee from home for Allah and his Messenger, his reward becomes due and sure with Allah: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


In these trying and ungodly times of injustice and oppression, if Allah has blessed you and your family to live in a nation which does not restrict you to practice your faith the way you please, then count that as a blessing in itself! The modern-educated-freedom loving but ignorant and ungodly times we live in today is indeed a severe trial for those who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day. The evils of the western world and ideology has taken over and is present in almost all nations of the world today, and with great regret we are unable to name you even one nation that is based or encourages a life of piety and god-consciousness.


In these absolutely trying times, wherever you are living, if you are powerless to strive to bring the society to righteousness, at least strive yourself to live and encourage your family under your guardianship to live a life of piety and God-consciousness and within the boundaries of Allah and His Messenger (saws).


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5367 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "A time is coming to men when he who adheres to his religion will be like one who seizes live coals."


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4328 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘How will you do when that time will come? A time will soon come when the people are sifted and only dregs of mankind survive and their covenants and guarantees have been impaired and they have disagreed among themselves and become thus, interwining his fingers.’ They asked: ‘What do you order us to do (if we witness that age), O Messenger of Allah (saws)? He (saws) replied: ‘Accept what you approve, abandon what you disapprove, attend to your own affairs and leave alone the affairs of the generality.’


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.502 Narrated by Abu Said

I heard from the Prophet (saws) saying, "There will come a time upon the people when the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take to the tops of mountains and to the places of rainfall, run away with his religion (in order to save it) from afflictions."


Dear and Beloved Brother, if you have the means and resources, and if you get an opportunity to migrate then there is one city on this planet earth whose righteousness will always outdo the other nations of the world, a city which was recommended by the Messenger of Allah (saws) himself: his beloved City of Madinah.


Sahih Muslim Hadith 3188 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘A time will come for the people (of Medina) when a man will invite his cousin and any other near relation: “Come (and settle) at (a place) where living is cheap, come to where there is plenty”, but Medina will be better for them; would they know it! By Him in Whose Hand is my life, none amongst them would go out (of the city) with a dislike for it, but Allah would make his successor in it someone better than he. Behold, Medina is like furnace which eliminates from it the impurities. And the Last Hour will not come until Medina banishes its evils just as a furnace eliminates the impurities of iron.’


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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