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.
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.
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.