Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

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 and age? Journey with us as we explore the significance and symbolism of each Hajj ritual.

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Dr. Nazir Khan

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH STRATEGY | Dr. Nazir Khan MD FRCPC ​is the President of Yaqeen Canada and the Director of Research Strategy at Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. He is a Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University. He has also served as an Imam for many years and has memorized the Qur’an and received traditional certification (​ijāzah​) in the study of the Qur’an, Ḥadith and Islamic theology (ʿ​aqīdah​) from various scholars across North America. He has taught Qur’anic studies classes, workshops, and seminars and is a consultant for the Manitoba Islamic Association Fiqh Committee. Dr. Khan completed his residency at the University of Manitoba and fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at the University of Calgary. His expertise in both medical sciences and Islamic theology uniquely positions him to address challenging contemporary questions regarding faith, reason, and science.

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Ibrahim Hindy

CONTRIBUTOR | Imam Ibrahim Hindy is a Research Manager at Yaqeen Institute. He holds a BA in Islamic History and is currently an MA candidate in Islamic Studies at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He is also the Imam at Dar Al-Tawheed Islamic Centre in Mississauga, Canada.