Reflections and Lessons from the Hijra – Shaykh Amin Buxton
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In this khutba Shaykh Amin Buxton starts by reminding the believers that a new hijri year is upon us (1440 A.H.), and a new decade as well. One should take account from the past year and make intentions for the coming year. Hijra (migration) is not strange for the Muslims. He goes on to remind that all should reflect on the lessons to be learned from the hijra. The first hijra was from Makka to Abyssinia, where they went to a just king named Negus. Many of the beloved companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made the first hijra to Abyssinia. Shaykh Amin goes on to remind the believers of the sacrifice of the hijra, after 13 years of oppression and struggle. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was given permission to make hijra to Madina, and was received by the Ansar (helpers). Shaykh Amin ends by reminding everyone of the spiritual meanings of hijra. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said that any one leaving the prohibited is making hijra. So we should all strive to attain a portion of the hijra by leaving and departing from sin.
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