Why would a Muslim start homesteading? Our most cherished values are easily expressed through homesteading. Homesteading can increase our appreciation for Allah’s gifts and even awaken the spiritual being within us. Homesteading is a very practical use of time, it helps us meet our essential needs and benefits people and the planet we share.
As we settle this land we call New Medina, where we have named the place we gather to sight new moons, Mt. Hilal, we are humbled to be stewards of this place, designing social structures that support our most essential need, an environment that inspires people to realize their potential as human beings. New Medina exists to give life to our highest aspirations.
Before making hijrah with our actions we should first make hijrah in our hearts. But what is the hijrah of the heart? Is it an exodus from what trespasses our sensibilities? Or is it to embody a holistic framework for our presence in the world? The latter is more comprehensive and the hijrah we aspire to.