Brian is an “obsessive craftsman” who believes he can build most anything in his life. On his Oregon farm he has built, or renovated, 5 tiny structures. After being told by the county that he couldn’t erect a yurt, he built a code-approved main house “to give us a place to legally stay”. Once the main house was built, he created several smaller structures (less than 200 square feet) on the property from 90% local materials.
Hijrah is an Arabic word that means departure; emigration; exodus; immigration.
The trilateral root is HJR (hajara), meaning, to emigrate; to dissociate; to seperate; to part; to secede; to keep away from; to part company; to give up; to renounce; to forgo; to avoid; to abandon; to surrender; to leave behind; to relinquish; to vacate.
Hijrah is mentioned in the Qur’an, and several prophetic narrations have been reported about hijrah in different contexts.
Our goal is to examine it’s linguistic meaning, it’s historical context in the sacred text and prophetic narrations, drawing beneficial parallels for our times.