‘What Does ‘Hijrah’ Mean?’ – An excerpt from the lecture, ‘The Hijrah of the Companions’, Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 15th September 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
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The Islamic new year signifies an important event in the history of Islam. This date marks the perilous journey taken by the Prophet ﷺ and some of the Sahabah from Makkah to Medina, but did you know that the original meaning of the word ‘hijrah’ doesn’t mean to emigrate?
The Sahabah left behind much more than their wealth and families when they undertook this journey. The struggles and challenges they faced leaving Makkah granted them a lofty status in the eyes of Allah and His Messenger ﷺ.
Find out in this excerpt the meaning of the word ‘hijrah’ using examples from the Qur’an, and how much of a sacrifice this journey was for the Sahabah and the Prophet ﷺ.