Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 5: Introduction to Hajj (Pilgrimage)

“Born again”- this is how people who have completed the pillar of Hajj (pilgrimage) describe their experience. Throughout this journey, Muslims encounter hardships solely to seek the bounty and pleasure of God. Surrounded by a sea of people from all walks of life, Muslims find themselves united in worship and purpose, their voices calling to God in unison. Sh. Abdullah Oduro explains the universality of Islam through its fifth and final pillar.

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Sh. Abdullah Oduro

Fellow, Head of Convert Resources | Abdullah Oduro is a first generation Ghanian native that converted to Islam in 1997. He graduated from the College of Islamic Law from the University of AlMadinah in 2007. He conducts public speeches, sermons, lectures, and workshops around the US on Islamic Law, self-improvement, and convert life. He is currently the Imam at the Islamic Center of Coppell and Lewisville in Dallas, TX. He resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and four children.

Having recently joined Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research as a Scholar, Shaykh Abdullah leads a team providing unique and comprehensive resources for new Muslim converts and institutional convert care.