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Do I Need to Make Hijra to a Muslim Country?

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Question: If I cannot call the azan aloud in the country in which I live, do I have to move to a Muslim country (hijra)?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Calling the azan is a sunna and not an obligation. (al-Muqaddima al-Hadramiyya, Ba Fadl)

There is no obligation to move to a Muslim country if you can practice your religion freely regarding issues that are agreed upon.

Please see the following as well.



I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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