Is the following true?
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Whoever flees from one place to another due to such trials and fitnah where he fears over his life and Din [religion], he will be recorded to be a truthful person and when he passes away, Allah will regard him to be a martyr”
This narration appears in Musnadul Firdaws. However, the chain consists of a fabricator. The Hadith is therefore not suitable to quote.
(Dhaylul La-Alil Masnu’ah, vol. 1 pg. 498, Hadith: 601, Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg. 187)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar,
Despite the grading of the above narration, it is important to note that this deed is undoubtedly very applaudable.
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has labelled this as a (fundamental) act of our Din.
(Sahih Bukhari, Kitabul Iman, Chapter of fleeing from trials (fitnah) being a part of the Din).
This is actually increasingly becoming the challenge of our age.
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar