Bilal Philips – ‘Muslim Town’

Posted on January 9, 2014

“So, hijra, it doesn’t necessarily mean leave the UK. It means establishing here, first and foremost, where you are, Muslim Town. You heard of Chinatown? Well you need to think about Muslim Town. Yes, people could say ‘That’s Bradford, we have one already.’ No, no. Bradford is not the place of hijra. Bradford is by default. Right? Muslims gathered there by default. This was not something deliberate where they chose to make hijra for the sake of Allah.”

“In other narrations he mentions that you should not see their fires nor should they see yours. Of course in those days it had to do with setting up your tent or your house and fires was what was used to illuminate the houses at night, lamps. Meaning that your neighbours, those who live around you, should be Muslims. You should not live, and all of your neighbours front, back, sides, are non-Muslims. That is not the way to live. That is wrong. It is wrong. It is not permissible for a Muslim to live like that.”

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