Quora Answer: Do Muslims Believe in Hijrah, Changing an Infidel Country to a Muslim Country through Immigration?

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

The following is my answer to a Quora question: “Do Muslims believe in hijrah, changing an infidel country to an Islamic country through immigration? 

Hijrah” simply means “migration”.  In the context of Muslim history, it refers to the act of migrating from a place where Muslims are persecuted, to a place where they can practice their religion.  It is the opposite of migrating to a place to make it “Islamic”.  That is illogical. 

A place having a Muslim majority does not make it Islamic.  A place having Muslims in power is not necessarily Islamic.  “Islamic” is a term people use to refer to values, ideology, or even cultural influences.  No one agrees.  Even Muslims cannot agree among themselves.  How is this magically going to happen?


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