Not Peace, Submission

Most of us come from migrant stock at some point. Why then are so many concerned that Muslim migration means something different? Wilfred Wong unpacks the meaning of ‘Hijra’…

In the Islamic view, all of Mankind will one day accept Islam or submit to its rule. ‘Islam’ means ‘submission’ [not ‘peace’ – Ed] and the reference to submitting to the rule of Islam is ominous, because this submission may be forced and not by choice. 

Islam distinguishes between those countries dominated by Islam and those that are not. The former is referred to as “Dar Al Islam” , the House of Islam, whereas the Non-Muslim parts of the world are “Dar Al Harb” , the House of War, which Muslims are supposed to fight against until they submit to Islam.  

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