Dār al-hijra in Khārijī and Ismāʿīlī thought

Ali Avcu



The understanding of dār al-hijra, whose roots lie in the emigration of the Prophet Muḥammad from Mecca to Medina, has found a significant place in the history of Islamic sects. By making this notion a part of their creeds, the Khārijīs and the Ismāʿīlīs have endeavored to legitimize some of their views. In this article, we try to bring to light how these sects understand the notion of dār al-hijra and what elements regarding the creed were later added to this concept.


Khawārij, Ismāʿīliyya, Qarmaṭiyya, dār al-hijra, taqiyya

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Ilahiyat Studies: A Journal on Islamic and Religious Studies, 2009-2019 eISSN 1309-1719

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