Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
The Ruling on Living in the Lands of the Disbelievers by Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah ta'aala)
Question: Is it permissible to live in the lands of the Disbelievers?
Answer by Shaikh Rabee' bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah ta'aala):
|It is not permissible to live in the lands of the Disbelievers, except in a situation of dire or pressing need, and from this is someone calling to Allaah, so he lives in the lands of the disbelievers on his own without his family (i.e. wife and children etc), he calls to Allaah according to his ability, then he should return. And also a person who couldn't find a cure (for his illness) except in the lands of the disbelievers and undergoes medical treatment there then returns, or a person who has business-related links so he goes (to the lands of the kufaar) to take care of his affairs...(words that weren't clear from the tape) then he returns back to his country. |
As for going to the lands of the disbelievers to eat and drink and to serve the enemies of Allaah and to subject and submit themselves to the laws of disbelief and be in a state of lowliness and disgrace in the lands of the disbelievers, then this is Haraam thumma Haraam (repeated for emphasis), so it is upon the one who lives this type of lifestyle to return back to their countries.
Translated by Abu Shu'ayb 'Omar
Source: Transcribed from the tape of the Shaikh's telelink with the youth in Frankfurt, Germany
Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk
If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.