A man wants to make hijrah, but he has parents who need his assistance – Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan al-‘Adanee

Question 18 :

A man wants to make hijrah, but he has parents who need his assistance, so what does he do?

The Answer :

He must strive to convince them to make hijrah if they are Muslims and use wit and artful means with them in order to leave, and likewise if they are disbelievers, he must strive to call them to Islaam and save them from the state they are in.

However, if he is very afraid for himself and they refuse to leave with him, then it is upon him to save himself and flee with his deen and distance himself from the tribulations, and he must not be like the candle which burns itself to shed light on others, for verily before everything else, he is commanded to save himself and he is commanded to be upright on the deen of Allah,عز و جل, as our Lord,سبحانه و تعالى, has said :

 فاستقم كما أمرت 

So be upright as you were commanded.”(Hud:112)

Source : From the PDF –  Questions and answers concerning al-Hijrah – By Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan al-‘Adanee

Related Linkhttps://abdurrahman.org/hijrah