Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rural To Urban Area

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7.0 ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES People migrates in order to have a better life and bright future. By migrating to urban areas, more opportunities will be available. For instance, higher quality of education and more job opportunities. From an Islamic point of view, rural to urban migration can also be seen as a form of hijrah. During the prophet era, Hijrah happened when the prophet migrated from Mecca to Madinah in order to keep their distance away from the intense eyes of Quraysh. Following the event of hijrah, urbanization then happened in Mecca as a result. 7.1 Migration for a better life When we talk about migrating, we can also say that it is almost the same as hijrah in Islam. By definition, hijrah is to move from one place to the other…show more content…
This is because, by living in the urban area, knowledge can be more easily accessed since the resources would be more abundant there than in rural area. Islam attaches great importance to knowledge and education. When the Quran began to be revealed, the first word of its first verse was 'Iqra' that is, read. Allah says, (what means): "Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not" [Quran, 96: 1-5]. Thus, education is the starting point of every human activity. Because of the importance of knowledge, Allah commanded His Messenger SAW to seek more of it and made it an obligation upon every…show more content…
The first stage of such a drastic transformation hit the road as early as during the instant building of the principal mosque which at once assumed the role of the center of gravity in the affairs and developments instigated and flavored by the aspirations and goals of the new community.The name adopted for the prototype Islamic city was Madinah (simply “the City”), derived from the Arabic words maddana and tamaddun which mean to civilize (urbanize) and civilization respectively. The name Madinah (the City) was not given at the dictates of chance, as the advent of the new worldview and those who had already exemplified it in their thoughts, words and deeds implied the advent of a whole bunch of new concepts and philosophies. Of them was the idea of the urban settlement or the city which transcended the conventional divinity-free idea that the same is a relatively permanent and highly organized center of population, of greater size or importance than a
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