Saturday, 20 September 2014

Emigrating to Europe

A translation of this fatwa from Naseem al-Sham



Assalām ʿalaykum: what is the ruling in the Revealed Law regarding emigrating from Arab countries that are experiencing unrest and security problems, such as Syria, Iraq and Libya, to European countries in order to live, work and have ongoing stability? May Allah reward you.

Answer (from Sheikh Muammad Tawfīq Ramaān):

Emigration is not permissible, and especially because they do not agree to this.[1] Furthermore, sticking to the lands of Islam is obligatory while being far away from tribulation is merely something sought, and it is within a person’s capacity to go to a Muslim country until circumstances have improved.

[This translation is now available from the English Naseem al-Sham site.]

[1] (tn): For example, have a look at this article and this article.