Author: Husayn bin 'Awdah Al-'Awaayishah
Publisher: Al-Ibaanah Book Publishing (01-Mar-06)
Pages: 188 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This is a translation of the book “Al-Fasl-ul-Mubeen fee Mas’alat-il-Hijrah wa Mufaaraqat-il-Mushrikeen” [A Conclusive Study on the Issue of Hijrah and Separating from the Polytheists] written by the well-known student of knowledge, Husayn bin ‘Awdah Al-‘Awaayishah. Many of the readers may already be aware of the author due to the large amount of his works that have been translated into the English language. However, this book differs from all of them due to the fact that it consists more of a research on the issue at hand and a relaying of the statements of the scholars from the past on this subject.
This is explained well by the author in his introduction, when he says: “So due to Hijrah having the high position and status that it has, I decided to write what I could on it, seeking to voice myself through the words of our past scholars and Fuqahaa, by way of their books on Tafseer, Hadeeth and Fiqh. This was so that the conclusive opinion derived can be based on the upholders of knowledge and so that the resulting view can be from its people.”
And he has spoken truthfully as the majority of his work consists of statements of the well-known scholars of the past on Hijrah, while some chapters have been added from the author’s own words to incite the readers and summarize what the scholars have stated.
As an added benefit, thirteen appendixes have been placed at the end of the book containing the words of the present day scholars on Hijrah - those who have passed away and those still alive - so as to make this book as comprehensive on the subject as possible.
Indeed, this is the first time, according to our observation, that such a book of this magnitude - in that it compiles the statements of the Muslim scholars, past and present - has ever been presented on this subject in the English language.
The main reason such a project was undertaken was due to the urgent need for a clarification on this tremendous act of worship since, as the Prophet has foretold us, Islam has and continues to enter every household and area and people are accepting Islam while in the Lands of the Disbelievers. So the questions constantly arise and the discussions grow long on the aspect of Hijrah - is it obligatory or recommended or neither of the two? And the issue has become such that the people have become divided into two sides - one that absolutely mandates it on the people, paying no attention to its guidelines, etiquettes or detailed matters, and another that completely disregards it and considers it as being something abrogated and no longer part of the Religion.
However, the true way of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah is that of the middle course, between the two extremities. And this is what is outlined in detail here, such that the scholars, past and present, have spoken elaborately on this subject, clarifying it from every angle. So you will find in their statements a clarification on the rules of Hijrah, the types of Hijrah, the categories of people with regards to it, the definitions of the “Land of Islam” and the “Land of Shirk”, those exempted from Hijrah, the conditions for residing in the Lands of Disbelief, and much more. Adding to the benefit, as stated above, is the words of the scholars of recent and present times, which give the reader remarkable insight into the issues of Hijrah as they apply in modern times, for indeed, even though the basis and rules of Hijrah do not change, its manner and surrounding factors change throughout the course of time. And this is evident in their statements, so refer to them. One may ask why there is a need for so many statements from so many different scholars on the same topic. But one only needs to read their statements to realize the variety and diversity of points of benefit raised by them, all of which serve to support one another and assist the reader in getting a universal understanding of Hijrah and all of its facets.
We ask Allah to make this unique effort sincerely for His sake and to make it a means for clarifying the truth regarding this magnificent act of worship to the masses of English-speaking Muslims. Verily, He is the All-Hearer of supplications and the Responder to them.
From the scholars whose words you can read in this book are:
1. Al-Khattaabee 2. Ash-Shawkaanee 3. As-San'aanee 4. Ibn Taimiyyah 5. Al-Mawza'ee 6. Sideeq Hasan Khaan 7. Al-Wanshareeshee 8. Al-Buhootee 9. Mar'ee bin Yoosuf Al-Karmee 10. Ad-Duwayyaan 11. Muhammad bin 'Abdil-Wahhaab 12. As-Suyootee 13. Ibn Katheer 14. Ibn Al-'Arabee 15. Al-Qurtubee 16. Al-Mardaawee 17. Al-Aloosee 18. An-Nawawee 19. Al-Munaawee 20. Majd-ud-Deen Abul-Barakaat 21. Ibn Qudaamah 22. Al-Maawardee 23. Ibn Hajr 24. 'Abdur-Rahmaan bin Qaasim 25. Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee 26. Al-Albaanee 27. Ibn Al-'Uthaimeen 28. Ibn Baaz 29. Saalih Al-Fawzaan 30. Ahmad An-Najmee 31. Zayd Al-Madkhalee 32. 'Ubayd Al-Jaabiree 33. Saalih Aali Shaikh 34. Saalih As-Suhaymee 35. Muqbil Al-Waadi'ee
About the Author:
Husayn bin ‘Awdah Al-‘Awaayishah is one of the well-known students of knowledge from Jordan who has benefited a great deal from the late Imam Al-Albaanee. He has authored dozens of books many of which have been translated into English.