Teaching People About the Hijrah

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

What are the most important themes to focus on when teaching people about the Hijrah?

We should teach people about the truthfulness and patience of the Prophet ﷺ in giving victory to Allah’s cause and leaving one place for another. We should also talk about how he interacted with the things that Allah has decreed to take place in this life, such as people harming us and being given power over us.

We should then highlight the fact that if we have taqwa, the schemes of those who oppose the truth will eventually come to nothing. The disbelievers who possessed power plotted to either imprison, expel or kill the Prophet ﷺ but their plot failed. Likewise they came to the cave but did not find him ﷺ .


What can we learn from the two hijrahs to Abyssinia?

We learn the need to choose places in which we are able to establish the religion and practise it in safety and freedom.