Network of mosques helps Muslim migrants make their way into Europe
Why shouldn’t the mosques help Muslim migrants? In Islam, migration can be a holy act. To emigrate in the cause of Allah – that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there, is considered in Islam to be a highly meritorious act. “And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” says the Qur’an. “And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.” (4:100)
On this route, as Peter Webinger explained, mosques offer support to migrants.
Webinger is convinced that the growing number of refugees is leading to a “tense situation,” which will not develop as dramatically as in 2015, “although there is similarly great potential in crisis regions.”
This expert of the Austrian ministry sees the risk of a major influx next year, unless the necessary preparations are made.
The growth of the number of migrants in 2014 led to the outcome that we had in 2015, and that could happen in 2019, the Austrian media quote Webinger as saying.
The new Balkan route, which is currently being created, runs through Albania, Montenegro or Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Croatia, and experts in the field are called it “the mosque route” – as mosques along the route support refugees in their movement….