Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 5: Who Can Perform Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

God’s mercy and love for His creation are the basis of the pillars of Islam. He only commands what is beneficial for us. That is why the pillar of Hajj (pilgrimage) is only obligatory for those who have the ability to complete it. How is that determined? Sh. Abdullah Oduro elaborates on the concept of ability in terms of health and financial capacity.

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.