About the term “Muhajer” مهاجر

Quick notes about the word “Muhajer,” a word that is used to denote mainly to the person who leaves his place of birth seeking either a religious goal, or a personal, non-religious, aim.

1- The word #Muhajer comes from the very Hajara, ha-ja-ra، هاجر

2- Its importance in Islamic terms stems from the act of #Hijrah performed by Muhammad, the Prophet, when he left his home in Mecca and went to, then, Yathreb, later known as al-Madina al-Munawarah.  He established a successful state after that.  Here the action of Hijrah is important because it leads to the establishment to a state.  For example, many Jihadis today following this example stress the importance of Hijrah so they could achieve a “Khilafa following the example” of that made during the days of the Prophet.

3- Today, the word #Muhajer denotes to many differing characters. The one who has left his country looking for a chance to work is known as a Muhajer.  Also, the one who left his country to join a Muslim group fighting somewhere is called a Muhajer.  There is a huge difference between both, although the same word is used to denote to both.

4- Jihadi recruiters always invoke the word Hijrah to entice people to leave the comfort of their homes.  In this case the word Hijrah is close to the word #Nafeer, which mean to leave the comfort of your home and join the battle.

5- According to many Muslim theoreticians, if there is a Muslim State, every Muslim should  perform Hijrah, which mean in this case joining that Muslim State.  Those behind #ISIS always ask people to come to them: to perform Hijrah to the land of #Khilafa.

6- al-Muhajer is the nickname of many Jihadis, for example: Abu Hamza al-Muhajer.

7- When a Muslim takes the boat to Europe, the last thing in the world he wants is to have the word Muhajer stuck to his name.  He wants to get out of this stigma as fast as possible.

 

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