Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 5: What is Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

Hajj (pilgrimage) means intention – specifically, an intention to travel to the Ka’bah, seeking the pleasure of God. Sh. Abdullah Oduro explains how this definition combines two pillars of our faith: prayer and pilgrimage. In each, we find great blessings, igniting renewal and redemption in our worship.

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.