The following is the translation of an Arabic Q&A from the website of the noble mujtahid and faqih, Sheikh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil Abu Rashtah (Allah preserve him).
As-Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu,
In this question I am comparing the time when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم attained the Nusrah and the beginning of the Hijrah by his companions with what is happening today in Ash-Shaam. Hizb ut Tahrir is a political party that treads the path of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to establish the Islamic State. And now Hizb ut Tahrir has begun to attain the Nusrah in Syria as we have witnessed that from the Central Media Office of the Hizb.
The question: Why does Hizb ut Tahrir not request its members to make Hijrah to Syria like the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم requested from his followers? Or does the reality differ? Please clarify this issue.
By Abu Abdur Rahman At-Tameezy
Wa Alaikumu Salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu,
Yes, indeed the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم did order the Sahaabah (Companions) to make Hijrah to Madinah however this was after the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم had obtained the Nusrah from the people of Al-Madinah i.e. after the second pledge (Bay'ah) of Al-Aqabah. This is because it was a Bay'ah made upon the ruling where Madinah became Dar ul-Islam Hukman (in its ruling) as the power had been achieved within it for Islam and the Muslims. And it awaited the arrival of the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم so that it became Dar ul-Islam Fi'lan (in actuality) in which the Islamic rulings were applied.
And when the likes of the second pledge of Al-Aqabah is achieved for us then the time for Hijrah will take place in accordance to the Shari'ah rules.
Ata Bin Khalil Abu Al-Rashtah
16 Rajab 1434 AH
26 May 2013 CE