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Islam and migration

Migration A–Z

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  1. Tahir H. Naqvi

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm314

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Naqvi, T. H. 2013. Islam and migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The obligation to migrate (classical Arabic hijra, lit. to abandon) is an important doctrine within the Islamic tradition. Debate exists within classical and modernist strains of Islamic scholarship about its ethical meaning, its relation to definitions of individual and community, and its relevance to Muslims in the contemporary global age. Within the Islamic tradition, migration is a form of religious and political action that seeks to achieve moral and/or physical distance from evil, ignorance, and the absence of true belief.

Keywords:

  • faith;
  • Asia;
  • community