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Welcome to Hijrah to Morocco blog!

I’m Umm Uwais, and I’m the founder of ‘Hijrah to Morocco’ and the author behind this blog.

I’m so happy to have you here.

How ‘Hijrah to Morocco’ was founded

I started an Instagram page for ‘Hijrah to Morocco’ in January 2023, after many people we know in the UK have been coming to my family asking for advice about moving to Morocco.

I wasn’t sure how much in demand it was until I created the Instagram page and several Muslim sisters reached out to me before I even posted anything, masha’Allah.

Because I’m not in Morocco, I focus on what I know from years of living there, backed up by real-time and updated information my family in Morocco provides.

Alhamdulillaah I’ve also met several sisters through the Instagram page and they’re all so helpful and generous with sharing what they know.

Currently, I manage the Instagram account, Facebook group for sisters, and this blog with the help of my brother and my family in Morocco.

My Hijrah Journey

I was born in Birmingham, UK, to a Moroccan father and an Indonesian mother. Throughout my childhood, we were always moving. From country to country, city to city… even from one house to another on the same street lol.

We moved in and out of Morocco numerous times before settling for good in 2010. Between Morocco, we lived in Indonesia, the UK, and the UAE.

I left my mother’s house in Morocco to study in the UK in 2013. Although the UK offered me education and opportunities, my faith was constantly challenged and I started to become more materialistic and lax when it comes to my deen.

Alhamdulillah, Allah has made it easy for me to leave, as I got married in 2016 and moved to the UAE, and have been here ever since.

Although I live in the UAE as my husband works here, Morocco will always hold a special place in my heart and what I consider to be one of the best countries for hijrah.

I love Morocco for many reasons, but one thing that really sticks with me is the simplicity of life and how happy you can be with less.

Although Morocco has many positive aspects of it, I’m also aware of its challenges and disadvantages. Insha’Allah, we’ll address them in this blog and navigate through them together.

My Mission

I aim to help my Muslim brothers and sisters and their families make Hijrah to Morocco easier, insha’Allah.

There are two ways I’m working to go about it:

  1. Updating and posting beneficial information through this blog and other social media channels
  2. Growing the Muslim expat community in Morocco through Facebook groups and the Instagram page

Hijrah to a Muslim country has been a dream for many Muslims in the West. The prospect, however, can be daunting.

After all, it’s a new country, a new language, and a new culture…

You’re thinking about how your children are going to have to adapt. Your family and friends you’ll be leaving behind.

And one of the biggest worries is… how will you sustain yourself and your family financially?

Unlike the West where you know the system, and have connections – when you move to a foreign country, it’s like starting from scratch.

And you know what?

It doesn’t have to be.

That’s what I’m hoping for from ‘Hijrah to Morocco’.

To have a community where we can support one another, insha’Allah, by answering your questions, giving you helpful recommendations, and if in doubt, collectively help you navigate through it.

I’m not an expert, and my knowledge is limited to my family’s experiences and other Muhajiruns’ experiences who we have met in Morocco. Plus, Morocco is huge and it’s not possible for me at the moment to cover all parts.

But through this, I’m hoping to get more insights and more knowledge that I can share with you all, insha’Allah.

The information we provide through this effort will forever be free, insha’Allah.

However, I’ll be monetizing the content where and when appropriate. For example, you may find affiliate links within a blog post, if you were to click on them and make a purchase I may earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

This will help me cover some of the costs for running the website, software I use to help me make content, time spent on research and writing, etc.

I wouldn’t recommend anything I don’t believe in, and likewise, creating good beneficial content that you may find helpful will be my top priority in every post I make over anything else. Anything extra that comes out of it is like a bonus.

I pray to Allah that you’ll benefit a great amount from ‘Hijrah to Morocco’, and may He make your hijrah easy and successful, ameen!

Enjoy the blog, and see you around 🙂

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