It has been almost 1436 years since the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) set upon the migration from the city of Makkah to Madinah. This single event is most probably the most important Islamic event in the time of the Holy Prophet, and this single event itself changed the world forever. Here are a few facts about the Hijrah or migration of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
10 Facts about the Hijrah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
- The act of the migration from the city of Makkah to Madinah highlighted the true perseverance of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and all of the early Muslims and companions of the Holy Prophet during the most difficult and harshest of times.
- The event of the migration or Hijrah marked the beginning of the Islamic calendar which is more commonly known as the Hijri Calendar.
- Finally after the act of Hijrah or migration, the laws of God could be established and thoroughly implemented on land which brought about justice and peace in the region for a long period of time.
- The incident of the migration of Hijrah is the most significant key in following and tracing back important events, trends and great milestones in the History of Islam during and after the lifetime of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
- The migration from Makkah to Madinah ensured all the faithful and loyal companions and believers that through perseverance and difficulties there is hope in the end.
- It was on this special and auspicious occasion that Muslim people from different cultures and background all united under the banner of brotherhood between the emigrants or Muhajireen and the Ansar or helpers, who were the local people of Madinah who welcomed their fellow Muslim men and women with open arms. This act also gave a practical display of how true brotherhood and equality can be achieved under Islam.
- This event marked the beginning of the Islamic state which would continue for millennia and become recognized as a global force for many centuries and millennia to come.
- The event also marked liberation of humanity and the true believers and companions from the injustice, inequality and racism they were facing in Makkah and everywhere else in the world at that time.
- The act of migration united the several communities of Yasrib or Madinah which had been constantly warring with each other. The communities and warring tribes had now become unified under one single leader. This allowed for a unified Arabian peninsula and beyond, under the rule of Islam.
- For the citizens and the believers, the act of migration brought about a personal as well as social and also societal stability for each and every citizen of the region under Islamic rule. Even though the enemies of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and Islam tried their best to stop the migration from taking place. Allah helped out the believers and loyal companions and guided them towards safety and a more prosperous and stable future.
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