Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The First Night of Hijrah to Medina

When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) left his home in Mecca, he did so with a heavy heart. He had hoped to change the minds of his neighbors but felt saddened at their inability to accept Islam. Many of the mighty were indignant that the rich were asked to belong equally alongside the poor within one common group. Their haughtiness at loving dunya, the world, instead of Allah was upsetting to Muhammad.
It is said that Allah Subhana Wa Tallah sent comforting words to Muhammad on the first night of his hijrah. Can you imagine how amazing that would be? Think of all those moving days you’ve had when you’ve been overwhelmed and tired. How reassuring it would be to get words from Allah!

Verse 13, Surah Muhammad

And how many a community of greater power than this thy community which has driven thee out [O Muhammad] have we destroyed, with none to succor them!

It is meaningful to me that these reassuring words were given to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) on his hijrah. I feel them holding me and lifting me up as well. We are not alone when we make hijrah. God knows our journey.
Those words were given to our Prophet but they are ours as well. If you feel driven out of your home, know that another community awaits inshahallah.

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