“So, where are you going?” Quran 81:26
Physical migration starts with a spiritual one.
Some can make the physical journey, some cannot, but the spiritual one is open to all.
There is no prophet of old that was not persecuted, expelled, and then migrated.
Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him, migrated from Mesopotamia to Mecca.
Prophet Noah, peace be upon him, even made a boat for his migration.
Prophet Jacob, peace be upon him, migrated to Egypt.
Prophet Moses, peace be upon him, migrated to Madyan.
Prophet Issa, peace be upon him, migrated to another town in Palestine.
When Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, received revelation; his wife Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her, took him to her uncle, Waraqa, for further checks.
Waraqa was a learned man, he could read and write the scriptures. He was not an idol worshipper. Some sound narrations say, he was of the Christian faith, but it is not clear which denomination he followed, or if he did not follow any. And when the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, told him what he experienced, he said:
“That is the Namus that was sent to Moses. Should I live till your time, I shall support you strongly.”
According to some linguists, Namus is a shared word between Arabic and old Greek. Simply put, it means revelation.
A true light that can reach people in many distant and different lands.
Another sound narration adds the following:
“I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would drive you out!”
The Prophet said: “Will they drive me out?”
“Anyone who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be driven out then I would support you strongly.”
Waraqa died shortly afterwards. May he rest in peace.
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, migrated from Mecca to Medina.
He remains in Medina and his burial site is well known.
There were many attempts on his life, but all failed.
There were many attempts to remove his body from the grave by MBS and his ilk, but they all failed.
All the good people are on a continual spiritual move. Always journeying to that which is safe and fair. And sometimes it even shows in their actions, no matter how mundane they are. They know their eternal abode is not this earth.
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