Eid & Hajar: The legacy of our Black mother and one of Islam’s most important women

Afraz Khan
6 min readSep 30, 2019
Photo: Samuel Silitonga

It was an honor to be back at the Stamford Islamic Center delivering the Eid sermon this past August. This year was dedicated to recounting the legacy of a woman Muhammad (peace be upon him) has told us is our mother.

I spoke on Hājar (Hagar, peace be upon her), her reliance upon The Creator and the powerful lesson she…