In this photograph, thousands of pilgrims follow in the footsteps of Hajar as she fervently searched for water in the desert to quench the thirst of her infant Ishmael.
As we celebrate Eid al-Adha this year, let us think of the thirsty, the hungry, and the poor. Let us make du’a for the orphaned, the refugees, and the casualties of violence in some Muslim countries. May the transformative spirit of Hajj make us come closer to each other and the rest of humanity in thought and deed.
To read about Brother Malik El-Shabazz’s personal reflections on his pilgrimage experience, click here.
We wish you all an Eid filled with friends, family and many blessings.