Ok so this is my first ‘blog’ after beginning a blog about a year ago.
Since last year, the obviously major thing that has happended to me is my ‘hijrah’ to the Muslim world, namely ‘Pakistan’.
The main reasons of moving to a chaotic country was to get away from the moral defunct society of England. Don’t get me wrong , i miss England as i was born there and lived there all my life. My friends, my local masjid from whence i discovered this glorious deen. The epic events that took place in that town in Sussex are all stuck in my nostalgic mind & heart. I will miss all that.
But , i had to leave. I am convinced the schools in Britain will destroy my children’s belief and life. I have been through the schooling of Britain. I have seen this first hand and been through the subtle teaching against religion and emphasis of the destroying nature of ‘ you are free! ‘, ” do what you want” , go with your heart etc etc.
In some circumstances to be free and sticking to your own principles and your style is perfectly fine….But the freedom here is total rebellion against your creator . The girlfriend/boyfriend culture . The materialistic competition with in the kids (ive got more expensive shoes than you, i have the latest xbox 360 blah blah). The various paganistic rituals i.e xmas, easter. All this and more leads to confusion and brainwashing to a young innocent muslim childs mind. I will not put my children through that. Not that Pakistani schools are perfect, and yes i have heard of the goings on within schools here but i am convinced its still is not at the level of western schools. I still believe that family values and basic morality and Islam refrains the kids from emulating the western kids in totality….for now.
The future is in the Muslim world. I firmly believe that unless you are actively engaged in dawah and carrying out your obligations , you have no reason to live in the west.
I am studying Arabic at a notable University in Islamabad. My family has a mortgage free house here! alhumdulillah!
Pakistan is still fertile ground to get involved in Islamic activities, something which is near impossible to do in the Arab world.
Other reasons is that i don’t have to look at or come across disgusting billboards with half naked woman on them. There are no pubs and clubs, with near Animal behaviour among the pub dwellers at night. No sight of alcohol anywhere, no intimate haraam behavior among young men and woman, something which is rampant in the west.
Above are the reasons why i made Hijrah feesabillah. I pray that Allah (swt) accepts my ‘move’ and my intentions behind it.
Allah (may He be Exalted) says:
“Verily, as for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): “In what (condition) were you?” until His Saying: Such men will find their abode in Hell – What an evil destination! “
Commenting on the Ayah (Qur’anic verse), Ibn Kathir said:
“The general meaning of this glorious Ayah includes all those who reside among Mushriks (those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) and cannot freely perform the rites of the religion while able to emigrate. Such persons, by remaining there are wronging themselves and committing an unlawful act by Ijma‘ (consensus of scholars).”
Rasulallah (saw) said:
“Actions depend on intentions. For every person is what he intends for. So whoever migrates towards Allah (S.W.T) and his Messenger (S.A.W) his migration would be towards Allah (S.W.T) and his Messenger (S.A.W). And whoever migrates for worldly gain or marry a woman his migration will be towards the thing towards which he has migrated.”