Saturday, January 5, 2013

-445- Hadeeth Number 34


By Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
11.27.2012 (Night Dars)

NOTES typed by AT38
Edited and Formatted by AT38 and AT7



الحديث الرابع والثلاثون
«عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم يقوم: من رأى منكم منكرا فليغيره بيده، فإن لم يستطع فبلسانه، فإن لم يستطع فبقلبه، وذلك أضعف الإيمان» . رواه مسلم.
On the authority of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudree (RA) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) say, "Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart — and that is the weakest of faith." It was related by Muslim.


He was a young sahabi from the Ansar
-he was turned back from the battle of Uhud with ibn Umar (r.a)
-because they were young


1. Abu Hurairah (r.a) - 5,374 hadith and he died 59 AH

2. Ibn Umar (r.a) - 2,630 hadith and he died 74 AH

3. Anas Ibn Malik (r.a) - 2,286 hadith and he died in 93 AH
-because of his long life some scholars say he met Abu Hanifa

4. Aisha (r.a) - 2,210 hadith and she died 57 AH at the age of 65

5. Abdullah Ibn Abbas (r.a) - 1,660 hadeeth and he died 68 AH

6. Jabir Ibn Abdullah (r.a) - 1,540 hadith

7. Abu Sa’ed Al Khudree (r.a) - 1,170 hadith

Abu Sa’ed was from the tribe of Khazraj
-he participated in the other battles after Uhud
-and he died 64 AH in Madina


The hadith states that one should stop an evil act with his hands

The hadith tells us the importance of enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong

Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islām), enjoining Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islām has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. (Aali Imran 3:104)

-this ayah tells you that enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong is a religious duty
-if you abandon this you'll be cursed by Allah (swt)
-the children of Israel were cursed by Allah because they didn't fulfill this duty

Those among the Children of Israel who disbelieved were cursed by the tongue of Dawûd (David) and 'Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). That was because they disobeyed (Allāh and the Messengers) and were ever transgressing beyond bounds. (Al-Ma'idah 5:78)

They used not to forbid one another from the Munkar (wrong, evil¬doing, sins, polytheism, disbelief, etc.) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do. (Al-Ma'idah 5:79)

-munkar means a sin
-so Allah (swt) is telling you why they were cursed

Why do not the rabbis and the religious learned men forbid them from uttering sinful words and from eating illegal things. Evil indeed is that which they have been performing. (Al-Ma'idah 5:63)

-this was because they didn't forbid each other from the munkar
-Allah is asking their leaders in 5:63 why they didn't forbid them from munkar
-eating haram makes your dua not to be accepted
-the Jews even insult Jesus (a.s)


To enjoin the right and forbid the wrong is a religious duty
-if you don't do it, it brings about the punishment of Allah

Allah rescued the ones who did their duty of enjoining the right and forbidding the evil

So when they forgot the remindings that had been given to them, We rescued those who forbade evil, but We seized those who did wrong with a severe torment because they used to rebel (disobey Allāh). (Al-A'raf 7:165)

-else His punishment would envelope everyone

And fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not in particular (only) those of you who do wrong (but it may afflict all the good and the bad people), and know that Allāh is Severe in punishment. (Al-Anfal 8:25)

-the tafseer of this ayah means that the punishment of Allah will envelope all
-if the righteous don't forbid the evil and enjoin the right

On the authority of Abu Umar who said: Allah sent two angels to destroy a township with a natural disaster, but when they got there they found a man praying in the mosque. They went back to Allah and said: 'O Allah we found a man praying in the mosque.' Allah said to the two angels: 'Go back and destroy the township with that man as well because not once did he ever frown when he saw the people indulging in haram.' [Ibnul Qayyim, al-Jawaab al-Kaafi (Vol. 1, pg. 46)]

The Jews were told not to work on Saturdays but some didn't obey
-saying the net catches on their behalf
-those who were not doing so didn't stop them
-so Allah turned them into apes and swine
-Allah turned those who broke the Sabbath into swine
-and those who didn't stop them were turned into apes
-Allah chose swine to turn them into because they are shameless
-those who eat swine are also shameless

Say (O Muhammad SAW to the people of the Scripture): "Shall I inform you of something worse than that, regarding the recompense from Allāh: those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allāh and His Wrath, those of whom (some) He transformed into monkeys and swines, those who worshipped Tāghût (false deities); such are worse in rank (on the Day of Resurrection in the Hell¬fire), and far more astray from the Right Path (in the life of this world)." (Al-Ma'idah 5:60)


This is the open sin not the one done behind closed doors
-therefore you are not allowed to spy on Muslims
-and say that you are enjoining the right and forbid the wrong
-what takes place behind closed doors is between him and Allah (swt)
-Ibn Mas'ud didn't punish the man

O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allāh. Verily, Allāh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful. (Al-Hujurat 49:12)

It has been reported that a man was brought before Abdullah bin Mas'ud (RA) because his beard was giving out smell of wine. Ibn Mas'ud said: "We have been prohibited from spying (on Muslims) and finding faults (with them). But if something is clear to us, then we punish for it." [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/272-273) No. 4890]

It is narrated on the authority 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) observed: “Never a Prophet had been sent before me by Allah towards his nation who had not among his people (his) disciples and companions who followed his ways and obeyed his command. Then there came after them their successors who said whatever they did not practice, and practiced whatever they were not commanded to do. He who strove against them with his hand was a believer: he who strove against them with his tongue was a believer, and he who strove against them with his heart was a believer and beyond that there is no faith even to the extent of a mustard seed.” [Sahih Muslim (1/69) No. 50]

If you don't hate the munkar in your heart you don't have emaan
-to hate it in your heart is fard-ul ayn
-but the people in power (the leaders and the scholars)
-should change it with their hands and speech
-the ulama are required to condemn the munkar with their tongues
-the rulers of the Islamic state are required to change it with their hands

The greatest sin is shirk

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam from Ata ibn Yasar that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "O Allah! Do not make my grave an idol that is worshipped. The anger on those who took the graves of their Prophets as places of prostration was terrible." [Muwatta Malik (1/223) No. 570, Musannaf Abdur Razzaq (1/406) No. 1587, Musnad Ahmad (2/246) No. 7352]

-the Berailvis, the soofis are all committing shirk
-they are the same as the Buddhist who worship Buddha
-the mujahideen in Mali demolished over 300 graves that were worshipped
-there was an outcry especially from France
-they did this because Allah said that the biggest fitna is shirk

And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allāh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allāh Alone [in the whole of the world[]]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allāh), then certainly, Allāh is All-Seer of what they do. (Al-Anfal 8:39)

Democracy is the other munkar (the greatest shirk)
-you need to reject it in your heart and by action

Therefore the munkar is speech, deed and creed
-other munkar include, clubs, pubs, casinos, brothels and alcoholic houses
-the layman is required to hate it in his heart
-no one is exempted from this

It is not permissible for a Muslim who has the power to change it with his hands
-to condemn it with his tongue
-the one who can stop it with his tongue can't lower it to the heart
-only those who are powerless are allowed to hate it in their hearts and stop there

When you are commanded to do something in Islam
-you should do it to the best of your ability (64:16)

So keep your duty to Allāh and fear Him as much as you can; listen and obey; and spend in charity that is better for yourselves. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, then they are the successful ones. (At-Taghabun 64:16)

Abu Hurayra said, "The Messenger of Allah (SAW), addressed us and said, 'O people. Allah has made the hajj obligatory for you, so go on hajj.' A man said, 'Every year, Messenger of Allah?' He was silent until the man had said it three times. The Messenger of Allah (SAW) then said, 'If I said yes, it would become obligatory and you would be unable to do it.' Then he said, 'Let me be when I refrain from mentioning something to you. Those before you were destroyed by the quantity of their questions and their disagreement with their Prophets. When I command you to do something, then do it as much as you can. When I forbid you to do something, then leave off doing it.'" [Sahih Muslim (2/975) No. 1337]

-in some countries if you speak out against the munkar you disappear
-before the uprising in Syria anyone who speaks out disappears
-therefore if you know that speaking out will make you disappear
-then just hate it in your heart

The story of the boy in Surah Buruj talks about a scholar who went away in hiding
-from the city and lived in a cave
-he was afraid of taking sides with the king who was evil
-this is better than throwing your Islamic knowledge behind and follow the evil king
-whatever the king legislates whether haram or not you take sides with him
-that makes you a wicked scholar
-separate yourself from the society and the king if you fear for your life
-like what the man did in surah Buruj

The hypocrites, men and women, are from one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief and polytheism of all kinds and all that Islām has forbidden), and forbid (people) from Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and they close their hands [from giving (spending in Allāh's Cause) alms, etc.]. They have forgotten Allāh, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fāsiqûn (rebellious, disobedient to Allāh). (At-Tawbah 9:67)

The believers, men and women, are Auliyā' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islām has forbidden); they perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give the Zakāt, and obey Allāh and His Messenger. Allāh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (At-Tawbah 9:71)

The munafiqs enjoin evil and forbid the good
-the believers do the opposite of this
-they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong

The father is the head of the household
-he should ensure that his wife and kids are on deen

O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allāh, but do that which they are commanded. (At-Tahrim 66:6)

-this ayah tells you that the father has the duty of ensuring that his wife and kids are on deen

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (SAW) said: “Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock. The ruler is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock; the man is the shepherd of his family members and is responsible for them; the woman is the shepherd of her husband’s house and children and is responsible for them; the slave is the shepherd of his master’s wealth and is responsible for it. Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock.” [al-Bukhari #853 and Muslim #1829]

Abdullah ibn Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Three people will not enter paradise and Allah will not look to them on the Day of Judgment: the one who is disobedient to his parents, the woman who imitates men and the ad-Dayooth (cuckold, weak man who feels no jealousy over his womenfolk)..." [Musnad Ahmad (2/134) No. 6180, Musnad al-Bazzar (12/270) No. 6051, al-Sunnan al-Kubra al-Nasa'i (2/63) No. 2354, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat al-Tabarani (3/51) No. 2443]

-the dayooth is a man who doesn't care if his family becomes corrupted
-he allows his wife and daughters to leave the home without hijab

Abdullah ibn Umar narrated the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Allah has forbidden the Paradise to three people: the alcoholic, the runaway slave, and the one who is complacent in the face of the evil deeds that his family is performing" [Musnad Ahmad (2/69) No. 5372]

Amr ibn Shu’ayb from his father that his grandfather said: The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Teach your children to pray when they are seven years old, and smack them if they do not pray when they are ten years old, and separate them in their beds.” [Sunan Abu Dawud (1/133) No. 495 and Musnad Ahmad (2/180) No. 6689]

-7 is the most crucial age of a child
-if you teach him Islam at that age
-he'll follow Islam for the rest of his life

If a person steps out of line (goes astray)
-the state needs to get the scholars to get him back on track
-Ali (r.a) sent Ibn Abbas (r.a) to the Khawarij
-to get them back on track
-they had three grudges and Ibn Abbas answered all three
-he debated them and they came back to Islam

If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allāh will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allāh is Ever All¬Knower, Well¬Acquainted with all things. (An-Nisa 4:35)

-24,000 came back and Ali fought the rest
-in the battle of Nahruwan

Therefore the caliph is responsible for his community
-to ensure that any zandaqa is taken out of the community
-however, once the hujjah have been established
-we don't give you an excuse

Khalid Ibn Abdullah Al Qasree was the governor of Iraq
-he died 121 AH
-he captured Ja’ad Ibn Dirham
-and sacrificed him on eid day because he denied Allah's name and attributes
-Ibn Qayyim said that he was one of the real men of the ummah
-you can't let people with dodgy aqeeda in your community
-this is to prove that you have to enjoin the right and forbid the wrong at the state level

'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Muhammad Ibn Habeeb Ibn Abee Habeeb on the authority of his father, on the authority of his grandfather [who] said: I witnessed Khaalid Ibn 'Abdullah Al-Qasree - and he addressed them at Waasit - "Oh People, make sacrifice, may Allah accept it from you. Verily I am sacrificing Al-Ja'd Ibn Dirham, for indeed he claims that Allah did not take Ibrahim as a khaleel (close friend), and [that] He did not speak to Moosa. Most Perfect is He and exalted is He from what Al-Ja'd says." Then he descended and slaughtered him. I say: And the Jahmiyyah and Mu'tazilah speak with this, and they distort the text of the revelation regarding that, and they claim that the Lord is purified of that (i.e. having spoken to Moses and taken Ibrahim as a khalil). [Mukhtasar al-Uluww of adh-Dhahabi, (p.134)]

If the society you live in is darul Islam then this is done at the state level
-if it is darul harb e.g. the UK, USA
-you can't do it at the state level
-so when you are living in darul harb
-you do this in the form of da'wah
-if you try to do it with your hand you may be locked up
-the freedom of speech in darul harb is for the scums of the earth not you
-it is not also allowed to implement the hudud in darul harb
-you can only preach the tauheed

In the time of the rasul (saw) a masjid called masjid diraar was built
-it was built to spread evil in the land
-the rasul (saw) burnt it down
-99% of the masjids in the West are masjid diraar
-you can't burn them down
-the soofi, the Berailvis, the mad MADkhalis all have masjid diraar
-the government of France is going to sponsor a gay masjid in France

And as for those who put up a mosque by way of harming and disbelief, and to disunite the believers, and as an outpost for those who warred against Allāh and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW) aforetime, they will indeed swear that their intention is nothing but good. Allāh bears witness that they are certainly liars. (At-Tawbah 9:107)

If you say a gay can be Muslim they will open a pink mosque
-these are not Muslims because the caliphs burnt their bodies
-there are thousands of gay churches in America
-they want the same for mosque

Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri (RA), who said that the Prophet (SAW) said: “They will follow the ways of those who came before them, handspan by handspan, cubit by cubit, until even if they entered a lizard’s hole they will follow them.” We said: “O Messenger of Allah, (do you mean) the Jews and Christians?” He said: “Who else?” [al-Bukhari (3456) and Muslim (2669)]


1. HE SHOULD HAVE ILM (12:108)

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "This is my way; I invite unto Allāh (i.e. to the Oneness of Allāh - Islāmic Monotheism) with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me (also must invite others to Allāh i.e to the Oneness of Allāh - Islāmic Monotheism) with sure knowledge. And Glorified and Exalted be Allāh (above all that they associate as partners with Him). And I am not of the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allāh; those who worship others along with Allāh or set up rivals or partners to Allāh)." (Yusuf 12:108)

You can't do this while you are jaahil
-the ayah states 'sure knowledge'


-Luqman the wise was grooming his son to be a good da'ee

"And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allāh likes not each arrogant boaster. (Luqman 31:18)


-You should be brave when enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong
-a scholar corrected Mu’awiya even though he was the caliph

It was narrated from Abu Sa'eed that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "No one of you should belittle himself." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, how could anyone of us belittle himself?" He said: "If he sees something concerning which he should speak out for the sake of Allah but does not say anything. Allah will say to him on the Day of resurrection: "What prevented you from speaking concerning such and such?" He will say: "Fear of the people." (Allah) will say: "Rather you should have feared Me." [Sunan Ibn Majah (Arabic/English), Vol 5, pg215, Hadith #4008]

On the authority of Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (RA): the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "The best type of Jihad is speaking a true word in the presence of a tyrant ruler." [Sunan Abu Dawud (4/124) No. 4344, Sunan Ibn Majah (5/144) No. 4011, Sunan Tirmidhi (4/471) No. 2174]


Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islām) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Inspiration and the Qur'ān) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided. (An-Nahl 16:125)


"O my son! Aqim¬is¬Salāt (perform As¬Salāt), enjoin (people) for Al¬Ma'rûf (Islāmic Monotheism and all that is good), and forbid (people) from Al¬Munkar (i.e. disbelief in the Oneness of Allāh, polytheism of all kinds and all that is evil and bad), and bear with patience whatever befall you. Verily! These are some of the important commandments ordered by Allāh with no exemption. (Luqman 31:17)

Abu Umamah (RA) saying that a young man came to the Prophet (SAW) and said, "O Messenger of Allah! Give me permission to commit Zina (unlawful sex).'' The people surrounded him and rebuked him, saying, "Stop! Stop!'' But the Prophet said, "(Come close)". The young man came to him, and he said, "(Sit down)", so he sat down. The Prophet said, "(Would you like it (unlawful sex) for your mother?)" He said, "No, by Allah, may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, "(Neither do the people like it for their mothers!)" The Prophet said, "(Would you like it for your daughter?)" He said, "No, by Allah, may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, "(Neither do the people like it for their daughters!)" The Prophet said, "(Would you like it for your sister?)" He said, "No, by Allah, may I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, "(Neither do the people like it for their sisters!)" The Prophet said, "(Would you like it for your paternal aunt?)" He said, "No, by Allah, O Allah's Messenger! May I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, "(Neither do the people like it for their paternal aunts!)" The Prophet said, "(Would you like it for your maternal aunt?)" He said, "No, by Allah, O Allah's Messenger! May I be ransomed for you.'' The Prophet said, "(Neither do the people like it for their maternal aunts!)" Then the Prophet put his hand on him and said, "(O Allah, forgive his sin, purify his heart and guard his chastity.)" After that the young man never paid attention to anything of that nature. [Musnad Ahmad, (Vol. 5, pg. 256) No. 22265]

People have corrupted desires and hence you need patience in correcting them
-it takes time sometimes to correct them


You should set the example
-people will like you suffer a real lapse so that you can't preach against it

Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allāh) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves, while you recite the Scripture [the Taurāt (Torah)]! Have you then no sense? (Al-Baqarah 2:44)

O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? (As-Saff 61:2)
Most hateful it is with Allāh that you say that which you do not do. (As-Saff 61:3)


And by the Mercy of Allāh, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allāh's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allāh, certainly, Allāh loves those who put their trust (in Him). (Aali Imran 3:159)

The gentleness of the rasul (saw) was what made the sahabah stick to him

We should not call enjoining the right and forbidding the wrong fitna
-the munkar is speech, deed, and creed


I have 4 children and I live in the UK. Which country can I move to study the deen?


Try Qatar or Saudi Arabia
-in Saudi they have *ageism*
-they may not take you after age 25
-to be in a strange country life may be hard for you
-if you go to a poor country you may not complete
-go to a country that is rich so you can be taken care of by the Muslims there
-so you can concentrate on your studies


If you see something but you are not sure, then are you responsible for not saying anything or hating it in your heart?

-if you are not sure, then you didn't commit a sin
-only if you are sure then it is a sin

...and he who strove against them with his heart was a believer and beyond that there is no faith even to the extent of a mustard seed.” [Sahih Muslim (1/69) No. 50]

Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allāh, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Tāghût (Satan, etc.). So fight you against the friends of Shaitān (Satan); Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitān (Satan). (An-Nisa 4:76)

Have you seen those (hyprocrites) who claim that they believe in that which has been sent down to you, and that which was sent down before you, and they wish to go for judgement (in their disputes) to the Tāghût (false judges, etc.) while they have been ordered to reject them. But Shaitān (Satan) wishes to lead them far astray. (An-Nisa 4:60)

While 'Allama al-Shinqiti-May Allah be merciful with him-has said: To commit shirk with Allah in judging is of the same meaning as to commit shirk in His worship, there is no difference between the two in any manner. There is no difference in any sense between he who follows a system (nizam) other than Allah's system or law other than Allah's law (sharia) and he who worships an idol or prostrates to a false god. They are the same and both are polytheists [associating others] with Allah. [Adwa' al-Bayan, (7/162)]


I saw a video today, they call themselves Muslim bridges, they say in their propaganda video that people of the book (modern Christians and Jews), those who believe, no fear or grief shall come over them and they will go to paradise... dear Sheikh, isn't Islam the only acceptable religion for ALLAH (swt), then what do we say about such 'Muslims' who are basically deceiving the kuffar giving them hope of paradise?

-answer to the question surah is 98:6

Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islām, the Qur'ān and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Al-Baiyinah 98:6)

-they are refuted with this ayah
-the Christians of today reject Prophet Muhammad (saw)

Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allāh and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve . (Al-Baqarah 2:62)

-they have no hope
-the ones in the time of Jesus (a.s) and Moses (a.s) are who were spoken about in 2:62

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "By Him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, any Christian or Jew who heard about me and died whilst regecting me, such a person is in the hell fire to abide there forever." [Sahih Muslim (1/134) No. 153 and Musnad Ahmad (2/350) No. 8594]


Assalamu alaikum Sheikh, Would going to study deen in the Arabian Peninsula with the intention of never leaving there be considered hijra?

-it is considered hijra
-it is better to live amongst the Arabs
-but it is good to go back and teach what you learned also
-the west is darul harb
-the final hijra is to an Islamic state when one is available


Assalamu alaikum, should a Muslim man prefer to marry a born Muslim woman rather than converting a kaffir woman?

-some reverts are good Muslims
-some born Muslims can be not so good
-take everyone on their own merit
-not every born Muslim is good and same for reverts
-treat people according to how they are in the deen

It appears you are giving da’wah to a kaffir whom you are attracted to
-you can divorce if things don't work out
-if you detect sincerity in her you can marry her
-trust in Allah (swt) and marry her
-say Bismillah and marry her