CHAPTER: NO MIGRATION AFTER THE CONQUEST OF MECCA BUT ALLEGIANCE COULD BE SWORN (TO A RIGHTFUL LEADER) ON SERVING THE CAUSE OF ISLAM, ON FIGHTING IN THE WAY OF ALLAAH AND ON FOLLOWING THE PATH OF VIRTUE
It has been reported on the authority of Mujashi' b. Mas'ud as-Sulami who said: I came to the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) to offer him my pledge of migration. He said: The period of migration has expired (and those who wereto get the reward for this great act of devotion have got it). You may now give your pledge to serve the cause of Islam, to strive in the way of Allaah and to follow the path of virtue.
It has been reported on the authority of Mujashi' b. Mas'ud who said: I brought my brother Abu Ma'bad to the Messenger of Allaah (may peace he upon him) after the conquest of Mecca and said: Messenger of Allaah, allow him to swear his pledge of migration at your hand. He said: The period of migration is over with those who had to do it (and now nobody can get this meritorious distinctions) I said: For what actions will you allow him to bind himself in oath? He said: (He can do so) for serving the cause of Islam, for fighting in the way of Allaah and for fighting in the cause of virtue. Abd Uthman said: I met Abd Ma'bad and told him what I had heard from Mujashi'. He said: He has told the truth.
Another version of the tradition transmitted on the authority of Asim has the same wording but does not mention the name of Abu Ma'bad.
It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn 'Abbas that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said on the day of the Conquest of Mecca: There is no Hijra now, but (only) Jihad (fighting for the cause of Islam) and sincerity of purpose (have great reward) ; when you are asked to set out (on an expedition undertaken for the cause of Islam) you should (readily) do so.
The above tradition has been handed down through a different chain of transmitters.
'A'isha reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) was asked about migration, whereupon he said: There is no migration after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and sincere intention. When you are asked to set out (for the cause of Islam), you should set out,
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Sa'id al-Khudari that a Bedouin asked the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) about Migration. He replied: Do you talk of Hijra? The affair of Hijra is very difficult. But have you got camels? The bedouin said: Yes. He asked: Do you pay the poor-rate payable on their account? He replied: Yes. He (the Prophet) said: Go on doing good deeds (across the seas), for surely God will not leave any of your deeds unrewarded.
This tradition has been handed down through a different chain of transmitter with the addition of the following words at the end:" Do you milk them on the day they arrive at the water? He replied: Yes."