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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 27th January 2020 20:43
As salamu alaykum

Can brothers and sisters contribute to this thread. My hope is for this to become a mini guide for people to to gain information about muslim communities around the world. It may also help people thinking of migrating.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 27th January 2020 20:57
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Wsalaam

What kind of information are you looking for?
Any examples?

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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 27th January 2020 21:17
I'm sorry, I should have made it more clear.

What are the job prospects for practicing muslims like?

What are the neighbourhood's like?
Are they safe?

Is halal food widely available?

How many masjids in a city/town?
What type of activities do they run?
What type of things can families get involved with?

Cost of living?
Potential to save money?

Is the country clean, is there good healthcare?
What are the chances of gaining citizenship and how could you achieve this?

If there is anything else people would like to mention please feel free. I just made a list of some questions I would have when moving.

I was thinking about india and pakistan. However, when i read reviews about Lahore and Mumbai, I found that pollution is a massive problem in these areas. So it doesn't seem ideal, nevertheless, I would like to be swayed.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 01:28
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It might help to know where you currently live as well as the problems you're facing.
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 11:09
Personally, I like it here in London. Home of many Muslim's, Scholars, Mosques, Halal Food, Free Hospital care under the NHS, Free GP appointments, Free school and college education etc. A city in which The Queen lives in the Borough attributed to the Muslim's of Bangladesh

Many argue that the cost of living is high, but I would argue otherwise. Yes the house prices are high, otherwise, everything else is just as cheap as other cities, in fact, even cheaper.

I find that the cost of living in places you mentioned, like India and Pakistan are overly expensive. Expensive medical help, expensive schooling, cost of food rising all the time, corrupt governing, dangerous, dirty, etc etc.
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 11:39
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To be honest, I could never recommend London to anyone.
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 11:44
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Out of curiosity, I looked into emigration to the UK. (Since I personally wouldn't mind living there.)
It doesn't appear to be an easy or inexpensive process to seek an "extended leave to say" (I think that was the correct name for applying to live in the UK).
The health benefits wouldn't be available without a payment (the regulations I saw didn't state the amount).
The cost of the application was over 2,000 pounds.

Granted, I didn't do an in depth research of the matter, but it doesn't appear to be an easy or inexpensive process.

Similarly, until recently (it's gotten worse since a recent court decision) emigrating to the US would be problematic for most people. Not that living in the US doesn't have it's advantages and there are cities where a large Muslim population resides.
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 13:13

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Even if you get "definite leave to stay" you will not be liable to any benefits (NHS included) for 4 years until it is converted to "indefinite leave to stay"


 
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 13:18
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My wife waited 5 years for her to get Indifinite leave to stay (she came as a spouse) and everything was free from the very start.

Was it due to the way she came?
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2020 13:30

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So was mine but it has changed recently. In fact, I was able to see a GP on a Visit VISA but no longer.


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