Returning to a land from which Hijrah was made

Question :

The one who makes hijrah, is he allowed to return back to the land of kufr for a period of time ?

Answer :

The Shaykh, may Allah preserve him responded by saying,

“The one who makes hijrah from the land of disbelief, it is not permissible for him to return to that land as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam feared (or did not like ) for Sa’d bin Khaula radhiallahu anhu as he died in Makkah, the land from which he migrated from. (Sahih Muslim 1628).

However, it is permissible for the person to return only for three days. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam has allowed the one who has made hijrah to return only for the period of three days for his needs or to visit his relatives and after that he leaves.(Sahih al-Bukhari 3933).

Whoever leaves this for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, He rewards him for that with that which is better.”

Answered by : Shaykh Abu Ishaaq Al Qaysee hafidhahullah