“What is Hijrah?” Email Warns of Islamic Invasion Through Migration-Truth! & Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A forwarded email asks readers “What is Hijrah?” and goes on to explain that hijrah is the Islamic concept of invasion through migration.

The Truth:

The “What is Hijrah?” forwarded email that began appearing in inboxes in mid-February 2017 oversimplifies the definition of “hijrah,” making both truthful and fictional claims in the process.

Hijrah does not specifically refer to when “large scale mass migrations become invasions” in the Islamic faith, as the email claims. Rather, the general term “hijrah” refers to leaving a place of persecution to seek sanctuary, freedom or refuge.

More specifically, “hijrah” has been used to describe migrating away from an area of Muslim non-believers and toward areas with predominately Muslim populations. The transition has historically marked moving away from “a simple Islamic group of believers, to being the Islamic nation” with Prophet Mohammad’s “hijrah” from Mecca to Madinah, a paper published by the International Islamic University of Malaysia explains.

Ibrahim B. Syed, the president of the Islamic Research Foundation International, explains that the Prophet Muhammad’s hijrah is viewed by Muslims one of the most important events in human history. It marked a transition from a position of weakness in which Muslims where “humiliated, tortured and killed” to a position of strength:

Hijrah was one of the most important events in the history of Islam. It is for this reason `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) adopted Hijrah date to calculate years. Muslims chose Hijrah as the focal point to reckon their chronology. In physical terms, Hijrah was a journey between two cities about 200 miles apart, but in its grand significance it marked the beginning of an era, a civilization, a culture and a history for the whole mankind. Islam progressed not only from the physical Hijrah, but because Muslims took Hijrah seriously in all its aspects and dimensions.

When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made the Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah, he did not just transfer his residence or took shelter in another city, but as soon as he arrived in Madinah he began the transformation of that city in every aspect.

Historically, it’s true that hijrah has dealt generally with mass migrations of Muslim populations. However, the term has taken on new meaning in modern practice, the paper published by the International Islamic University of Malaysia explains:

Hijrah is an obligatory duty of every individual Muslim. However, to perform Hijrah in nowadays is much more difficult compared to old days. Now, people have to get permission to get into one country by providing passport. So, if the country turn down to receive the migrant, meaning that they have no choice but to get back to their own country. Thus, they cannot perform Hijrah. So, whoever is able to make Hijrah with no difficulties and obstacles then he is obligated to do that.

 However, there is no one country can be called Islamic country. Today we have countries which had been under the rules of Islam, countries when Muslim do not implement the

Shari‟ah and Muslim countries which are under occupation such as Iraq and Afghanistan. So what can be concluded is there are no places for Muslims to make Hijrah.

In modern practice, the paper continues, Muslims have been encouraged to practice hijrah within in their own hometowns, gathering with members of their local Muslim communities.

In conclusion, the “What is Hijrah?” email includes some accurate details about the historical basis of the term “hijrah” and its links to migration. However, the claim that “hijrah” refers to “large scale mass migrations become invasion” is an over simplification, especially given its modern practice. Given all that, we’re calling “What is Hijrah?” both truth and fiction.


A copy of the email submitted to Truthorfiction.com:

Collected on: 03/15/2017

WHAT IS A HIJRAH??? (This is a must read!!!)


And yet another warning. Will we heed it? Thank God Trump won. WHAT IS HIJRAH?

We understand far too little about Muslims leaving their homes. What is Hijrah? Obama was well educated in the Muslim religion since he studied it while living in Indonesia. He didn’t want this email to be spread all over the US because he wanted us to be totally ignorant of what is really going on with the ISIL movement. All this turmoil now makes sense. Sad, and doesn’t bode well for us at all.

So what is a Hijrah? Hijrah is when large scale mass migrations become invasions. What is happening in parts of Europe right now, actually appears to be a hijrah as the Quran describes it. This is NOT going to end well. Because it appears the policies of the liberal socialist leaders in Europe and the US do not want to keep their lands from being overrun

Why? I couldn’t figure out why other Arab countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, etc.) weren’t taking in refugees, so I started digging. Hijrah is jihad by emigration. It means moving to a new land in order to bring Islam there and is considered in Islam to be a holy and revered action. “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance, and whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah.” Surah 4:100. So, if a Muslim dies in the process of immigrating to another country, that’s essentially the same as being a suicide bomber, his reward is automatic.

This explains the great eagerness to undertake such a perilous journey. Muhammad and his followers emigrated from Mecca to Yathrib/Medina in 622 CE. It was there that he became a military leader though still uneducated. This is where all the commands to commit violence against unbelievers originated. It’s important to note that the Islamic calendar marks this as the beginning of Islam.

This current massive hijrah was announced last January, although few Muslim countries paid the announcement much attention. A supporter (or member) of ISIS uploaded a document in Arabic that urged Muslims to get to Libya because of its proximity to southern Europe and for the important tactical value of its illegal immigration circuits to facilitate infiltration of European cities. Libya has a long coast and looks upon the southernmost countries of western European, which can be reached with ease by even a rudimentary boat.

In February last year, transcripts of telephone intercepts published in Italy said ISIS was threatening to send 500,000 migrants as a “psychological weapon” against Europe. The Italian Minister for the Interior, Angelino Alfano, said at the time, “If the militias of the Caliphate advance faster than the decisions of the international community how can we put out the fire in Libya and stem the migration flows? We are at risk of an exodus without precedent. Also in February, the Turkish intelligence service warned police that up to 3,000 trained jihadists were seeking to cross into Turkey from Syria and Iraq and then travel through Bulgaria and Hungary into western Europe and then into the rest of Europe. Sound familiar? In May, a Libyan government adviser warned that Islamic State operatives were being” smuggled to Europe in migrant boats. “ISIS is profiting from the human trafficking trade, forcing boat owners to hand over their profits or be killed. Some ISIS operatives are already sheltered in safe houses in the south of the Europe. Groups of men, 17 to 25, from Palestine and Syria, cross into Bulgaria and from there move into the rest of the EUSSR. A former Al Qaeda double agent told the BBC that he knew of two Egyptian brothers who reached Italy from Libya, accompanied by men who were deeply religious and fluent in Italian and French.

Go watch the videos of those “refugees” again. How many of the “refugees” are 17-25 year old men and of military age? If that doesn’t convince you, we already know terrorists are coming through with the waves of refugees: a week ago five men were arrested attempting to cross the Bulgarian-Macedonian border with Islamic State propaganda, specific Jihadists prayers, and decapitation videos on their phones. They had been posing as refugees. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage warned: “I fear we face a direct threat to our civilization if we allow large numbers of people from that war torn region into Europe.

Other Muslim countries are not “taking in” these “refugees” because this is a hijrah into Europe. This is no humanitarian crisis. It is an invasion. Its goal is to transform Europe: over tax its economies, tear down its wealthiest nations, re-draw the demographics and, of course, the culture. And our government wants to start letting them into our Country? Obama, had already announced over 100,000 are going to arrive in the USA in 2017. Are we all Forest Gumps? If you feel this is worth sharing with others, please copy and re-post, thanks.