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  • Specification Of The Term ‘Muhajir’ For The Muslims Who Migrated To Medina

    Posted by Muhammad Sami ud-Din on May 13, 2024 at 4:02 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum,

    Many Urdu-speaking people (whose grandparents immigrated from various parts of present-day India to Pakistan) call themselves ‘Muhajir’ in Karachi and other areas of Sindh. Also, immigrants from various parts of the Ottoman Empire to Türkiye called themselves ‘Muhacir’.

    My question is, Is that wrong? And was the term only specified for the Muhajirun from Mecca to Medina during the era of the Holy Prophet (saw), or any Muslim immigrant can use the term as their identity?

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 4 days ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Specification Of The Term ‘Muhajir’ For The Muslims Who Migrated To Medina

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad updated 4 days ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar May 13, 2024 at 10:53 pm

    Muhajir is a general term used for the immigrants. For the same reason it was used for the immigrants among the companions.of the prophet. It is not specified to them.

  • Muhammad Sami ud-Din

    Member May 14, 2024 at 11:17 am

    Can the descendants of Muhajirs from India (who were born in Pakistan) use the term for themselves as well? I.e Can the term be used for the particular nation as an identity, such as the term ‘Punjabi’ is used for the inhabitants of the Punjab region?

  • Muhammad Sami ud-Din

    Member May 14, 2024 at 11:23 am

    Also, Did the children of those Muhajirun from Mecca used the same term for themselves?

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar May 15, 2024 at 5:46 am

    it is their choice to use the term or not. there can be no objection.

  • Muhammad Sami ud-Din

    Member May 16, 2024 at 8:48 am

    Did the second generation of those Muhajirun, who immigrated from Mecca to Medina along with Prophet (saw), also used this term for themselves?

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar May 17, 2024 at 7:43 pm

    No.but they were the descendents of the immigrants.

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