Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Muqaam Ibrahim

In the Footsteps of Abraham

#YaqeenDhulHijjah2020

This year, Hajj is off-limits for most of us. But we can still make the most of this blessed time from home by immersing ourselves in the journey that inspired Hajj.

Join us as we honor the legacy of our father, the foundation of the fifth pillar—Ibrahim, peace be upon him.

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A Voice in the Desert: Dua's of Abraham

Join Dr. Omar Suleiman as he breaks down Abraham's words of submission to Allah and how we can apply them in our own lives. Sign up here to have episodes delivered to your inbox daily.

Episode 4: When Mecca Was Established

As Ibrahim (pbuh) delivered Hajar and Isma’il to the barren desert of Mecca, he prayed for his family and for that lifeless valley that would soon become a flourishing, protected city. Support Yaqeen this Dhul...

#MyHajjStory

Those who have had the honor of performing Hajj are reminiscing and those who haven’t been are longing to. Our team members recollect their favorite memories from the pilgrimage. Share your Hajj story here.

Raindrops and White Tile | #MyHajjStory

Sarah Sultan looks back on her transformative experience making du’a in front of the Ka’bah. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on our platforms! Learn more here...

A Sea of Humanity | #MyHajjStory

Dr. Altaf Husain reflects on his journey away from the air conditioned tents to experience ‘Arafah on the mountain. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on our platforms! Learn...

The Girl With No Arms | #MyHajjStory

Dr. Edward Moad reflects on some of the harsher realities witnessed while performing Hajj. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on our platforms! Learn more here. Support Yaqeen this...

Du’as For Our Children | #MyHajjStory

Dr. Jibran Khokhar reflects on his role as a parent during his Hajj experience. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on our platforms! Learn more here. Support Yaqeen this Dhul Hijjah...

The Farewell Effect | #MyHajjStory

Sh. Suleiman Hani reflects on two hajj stories: his unique experience at a rainy Arafah as well as what we can learn from the farewell tawaf. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on...

A Tug of the Shoulder | My Hajj Story

Sh. Abdullah Oduro discusses the importance of showing respect and reverence towards our elders after an experience in Hajj during tawaf. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on our...

For Allah, Not People | #MyHajjStory

Sometimes we get caught up with some of the systems built around the Hajj experience, but it’s important to recalibrate and remember that it’s about our relationship with Allah, not our relationship with...

Unscripted Du’as | #MyHajjStory

Stuck in the mutawwif’s office with no passport and nearly missing his wedding, Dr. Omar Suleiman reflects on the power of unscripted du’as. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be...

The Parting of an Ocean | #MyHajjStory

Sh. Ibrahim Hindy looks back on the advice given to him by his father’s friend during his first Hajj on reaching the Black Stone. Got a Hajj story to share? Submit your story for a chance to be featured on our...

Virtues of Dhul-Hijjah

Learn more about the virtues of Dhul Hijjah and discover a game plan to make the most of these precious days from home.

Featured infographics

More of a visual learner? Explore our featured infographics!

Hajj: Abraham’s Legacy

Each year, millions of Muslims gather in Makkah to follow in Prophet Abraham’s footsteps during Hajj – one of the most sacred rites in Islam. But what is the purpose of pilgrimage rituals in this day...

The Virtues of Abraham (as)

The Quran refers to Prophet Ibrahim (as) as “a community unto himself” [an-Nahl:120]. This infographic outlines his most revered qualities which are part of his legacy to this day.