Is hijrah obligatory for those who feel vulnerable in their religion?

Question: If a person is vulnerable and cannot feel safe from temptation in his country, is hijrah obligatory on the Muslim in this case, and to where should he migrate?

Answer: Praise be to Allaah.

If the situation is as you describe, and a Muslim feels vulnerable with regard to himself and his religious commitment in the face of temptations in his own country, then it is prescribed for him to migrate – if he can – to a land where he will feel safe.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions, and grant them peace.

[Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 12/51]
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