Emigrating to a non-Muslim country

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Q: If someone wants to settle permanently in a kuffaar country such as, US, Canada, Australia, etc. Is there any prohibition or discouragement in Islam for this?


A: It is important and an obligation that the environment and surrounding be one that is deeni friendly and supports you in deen.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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