Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Pillar 5: Why do Muslims Perform Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

Thousands of years ago, God promised Prophet Ibrahim ﷺ that people will come to Mecca and perform Hajj (pilgrimage). To this day, Muslims from all walks of life gather around the Ka’bah to fulfill this pillar. Their dedication begs the question: why do Muslims perform Hajj? Sh. Abdullah Oduro explains the connection between us and Prophets Ibrahim and Muhammad ﷺ through the actions of the 5th 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.