Hijrah

Ithra is launching The Hijrah Exhibition: In the Footsteps of the Prophet, to shed light on the Prophet’s Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah. It is the most important historical Islamic event and an inspirational journey that shaped the beginning of Islam and the launch of a civilization that has changed the world. The international Muslim community now comprises more than 1.5 billion people.

The Hijrah exhibition is being mounted in collaboration with the National Museum in Riyadh, the House of Islamic Art, the King Abdulaziz Complex for Waqf Libraries, and Turquoise Mountain. Numerous artifacts provided by all partners will be on display. The exhibition also features collective works created by specialists and artists who ignited this journey through artworks, documentaries, and books that tell the story of Hijrah.

 

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Hijrah 360 Virtual Tour

Ithra’s provide the Hijrah exhibit through a 360 virtual tour for a unique interactive experience.

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Hijrah 360 Virtual Tour

Alhijrah Book

This 264-page hardcover book examines and documents the Hijrah – the extraordinary journey of the Prophet Mohammad ﷺ from Makkah to Madinah. Featuring images from the Ithra-curated exhibition and new work by scholars, historians and artists, “Hijrah: In the Footsteps of the Prophet” offers a never-before-seen perspective on this seminal moment of world history.

Alhijrah Book

A Historical Documentary Film

Narrated by Dr. Abdullah Hussein Alkadi, the world's leading Hijrah scholar, this documentary explores the Hijrah story and retraces the history-shifting footsteps of the Prophet ﷺ. Unearthing his exact route from Makkah to Madinah, Dr. Alkadi uncovers historical sites, the traces of which are quickly vanishing due to modern development.

A Historical Documentary Film

Contributors

Dr. Abdullah Hussein Alkadi

Dr. Abdullah Hussein Alkadi

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University

Dr. Ashraf Ehsan Fagih

Dr. Ashraf Ehsan Fagih

Former Head of the Programs Division at Ithra

Dr. Kumail Muhammed Almusaly

Dr. Kumail Muhammed Almusaly

Curator of traveling exhibitions at Ithra

Dr. Idries Trevathan

Dr. Idries Trevathan

Curator of Islamic Art and Culture at Ithra

Daoud Stephen Casewit

Daoud Stephen Casewit

Scholar of Islamic History and Religion

Ovidio Salazar

Ovidio Salazar

Award-winning director in filmmaking

Ebrahim Hajee

Ebrahim Hajee

Director of photography and documentary filmmaker

Ayesha Amjad

Ayesha Amjad

Artist

Peter Sanders

Peter Sanders

Photographer

Nuria Garcia Masip

Nuria Garcia Masip

Calligrapher

Shaykh Uthman Taha

Shaykh Uthman Taha

Chief Calligrapher at the King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Qur’an in Medina

Nasser Al Salem

Nasser Al Salem

Calligrapher

Younès Rahmoun

Younès Rahmoun

Artist

Zahrah Al Ghamdi

Zahrah Al Ghamdi

Artist

Hind Alghamdi

Hind Alghamdi

Museum educator at Ithra

Maher Darwish

Maher Darwish

Master carpenter specialized in intricate joinery and creative design solutions

Nasser Al Salem

Nasser Al Salem

Artist

Maryam Omar

Maryam Omar

Artist and Designer

Mohammed Siddique Bhati

Mohammed Siddique Bhati

Master stone carver and lead artisan at Saray Design

Selected Artworks
from the Exhibition

Measuring Cup (Al-mudd Al-nabawi)

Saudi Arabia, 19th century
Copper with carved decorations
11.8cm × 9.2cm

Dar Al Funoon Al Islamiya, Jeddah IM33

Measuring Cup (Al-mudd Al-nabawi)

Alif Lam Mim, Ya Seen, From The Series Of Al-huruf Al-fawatih 

Samir Sayegh
Lebanon
Acrylic and copper foil on canvas

100cm × 100cm
Ithra Museum 2016.389, 2016.390

Alif Lam Mim, Ya Seen, From The Series Of Al-huruf Al-fawatih 

Minbar

By Abdelrahman Shaaban, Maher Darwish, Moataz Hammoush and Mehmet Ali, Salma Al Qatawneh, Jude Fawakhiri, Ruaa Dahleh, Jafar Jabi/ Turquoise Mountain
Amman, Jordan 2021
Walnut, maple, rosewood, eucalyptus, cherry and mother-of-pearl

220cm x 210cm x 95cm
Ithra Museum 2021.0047.5

Minbar

Tile

Kashan, Iran. Late 13th/ Early 14th Century
Stonepaste, mould-made lustered

36.4cm x 17cm

Ithra Museum 2020.0083

Tile

Mu’allaqat (Hanging Poems, Antara 3)

Abdullah Akar
Tunisia 2012
Mixed media on paper

132cm x 132cm
Ithra Museum 2015.172

Mu’allaqat (Hanging Poems, Antara 3)

Qur’an Manuscript 

Qing dynasty, China, late 18th–early 19th century

Ink on mulberry paper
28.8cm × 19.1cm
Ithra Museum 2021.0032.7

Qur’an Manuscript 

Hilye Calligrapy 

Yahya Hilmi (d. 1907)
Istanbul, circa 1900
Ink and pigments on paper
60cm × 40cm
Ithra Museum 2021.0026

Hilye Calligrapy 

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