It has been over 1400 years since the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) migrated from Makkah to Madinah. This important event would change the world forever, here are 10 significant points about the Hijrah:
1. It highlighted the perseverance of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the early Muslims through difficult times.
2. It marked the beginning of the Islamic calender known as the Hijri calender.
3. It was after the Hijrah that the laws of God could be established bringing justice and peace.
4. It is significant in tracing and following important events, milestones and trends in Islamic History.
5. It demonstrates that for people with faith, there is hope for ease after difficulties.
6. It was the occasion when Muslims of different backgrounds were united when the brotherhood between the Muhajirun (emigrants) and Ansar (helpers) was formed thus practically displaying Islam’s system of brotherhood and equality.
7. It marked the beginning of the Islamic State which would become a global force for centuries to come.
8. It also marked the liberation of humanity from racism, inequality and injustice in a global scale.
9. It availed the warring communities of Yathrib (Madinah) and unified them under a single leader, paving the way towards the unity of the Arabian peninsula and beyond.
10. It brought about personal, social and societal stability for the citizens of the region.
By: Mubarak Oladosu