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The Muhaajir returning to the Land he made hijrah from to visit relatives and...

The Muhaajir returning to the Land he made hijrah from to visit relatives and...

Question 11: The Muhaajir returning to the Land he made hijrah from to visit relatives

What is the ruling of the Muhaajir returning to the land which he made hijrah from the purpose of visiting relatives, and what is the condition for that?

The Answer:

It is not permissible for the Muhaajir to return to his land for the purpose of visiting relatives because of what has preceded, except if he made his main purpose be to call them to Islaam if they are disbelievers and he hopes they will embrace Islam, and there is no other way to call them except going to them and meeting them directly.

Something like that is alright, however, with the condition that he feel safe for himself from tribulation, and also he must be qualified to call them whereas he has knowledge of his deen with evidences, and also he is familiar with that which his relatives are in need of for him to call them over there. I is alright in this situation for him to go for a couple of days whereas he does not leave the ruling of a traveller, without residing nor settling.

Likewise, if his relatives are disobedient Muslims, so he goes to call them to leave with the previous condition. However, we point out that if they are Muslims and he is able to arrange a meeting with them in the land of Islaam, like at Hajj and ‘Umrah, then that would be a good thing.

Also, we remind our brothers who have made Hijrah about the danger of returning to the lands of disbelief after making Hijrah from them, for verily the person, it is possible that he might long for staying there and forget that he has made hijrah from it, and he could become weak in his faith and in-turn, desire to remain there.

Also, in the hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed which has been transmitted by the two Shaykhs on the Prophet (sallallaahu Alayhi wa sallam), the hadeeth about that person from the children of Isra’eel who killed one hounded people then when he was guided to that Scholar who he asked for his legal opinion, he then gave the verdict that there is repentance for him and he said to him, “and don´t return to your land, for verily it is a land of evil”. So it is upon he who has left those to beware and not return to them in order that he does not turn weak, and that his intention does not change, and Allah is the one whose help is sought.
 
Question 12: The Muslim going to the lands of disbelief to visit relatives and acquire citizenship
 

What is the ruling on the Muslim from his land to the lands of the disbelievers for the purpose of visiting relatives, and what is the condition for that, and what is the ruling on the person in this situation going to obtain the citizenship of the disbelievers?

The Answer:

The answer to is similar to the answer previous question; primarily, it is not permissible of the main purpose for goings is to call them under condition previously mentioned, then it is alright.

As for if the purpose for traveling is to obtain the citizenship of the disbelievers, then it has all the more reason to be forbidden than that which has preceded, and, praise be to Allah, the people of knowledge have given the legal verdict that it is forbidden to acquire the citizenship of the disbelievers because of what that includes, from being under their control and falling under their rule of law.

From
: “Questions and Answers Concerning al-Hijrah” Emigrating to the lands of Islaam

By: Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan al-Adanee

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