Migration, Dr. Emdad Khan


We have started 1444 Hijri Islamic Year. Second Khalif, Umar Ibn Khattab (R), introduced the Islamic Calendar based on the starting date of migration of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) from Makkah to Madinah.

The migration of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) has a lot of lessons for us to learn and he migrated being accompanied with Khalif Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (R).

Literally after the conquest of Makkah, no migration.

But still, we can migrate from one place to another for better Islamic environment or propagate our Islamic lifestyles and values.

Those of us, who migrated to Canada for a better life, or children education or job opportunities, can change our intentions. We can consider Canada like our new Madinah. From Yathrib, the city became Madinah Al-Munawara, The Madinah Al-Munawara means to illuminate light. So, we can all work to make Ottawa an enlightening city by our actions and behavior. We can contribute to make it better in many ways as the prophet (PBUH) and the companions did for the Madinah.

The word, Muslim, means who make peace by submitting to the will of Allah swt.

So let us all renew our intentions that we create a better environment for Muslims and all Canadians in Ottawa by establishing peace and harmony in society and spread good and light for all citizens.

We will be happy and peaceful and makes others happy and peaceful. Ameen

With Salaam and Regards

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