Hadith on Hijrah: No obligatory emigration if Islam practiced freely

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said on the day Mecca was liberated, “There is no longer emigration, but rather only jihad and good intentions. When you are called to duty, go forth.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2912, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2912

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Ibn Hajar said, “One who is capable of emigration but can openly practice his religion and fulfill his obligations, then it is only recommended for him to emigrate in order to increase the ranks of the Muslims.”

Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 2912

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمَ فَتْحِ مَكَّةَ لَا هِجْرَةَ وَلَكِنْ جِهَادٌ وَنِيَّةٌ وَإِذَا اسْتُنْفِرْتُمْ فَانْفِرُوا

2912 صحيح البخاري كتاب الجهاد والسير باب لا هجرة بعد الفتح

1353 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإمارة باب المبايعة بعد فتح مكة على الإسلام والجهاد والخير وبيان معنى لا هجرة بعد الفتح

وقال ابن حجر قَادِرٌ لَكِنَّهُ يُمْكِنُهُ إِظْهَارُ دِينِهِ وَأَدَاءُ وَاجِبَاتِهِ فَمُسْتَحَبَّةٌ لِتَكْثِيرِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

2912 فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري