A History of Palestinian Hospitality at the Cave | HBKU
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


A History of Palestinian Hospitality at the Cave of the Patriarchs: Past and Future

  • 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • College of Islamic Studies
  • Auditorium, Minaretein (College of Islamic Studies building), Education City

The Ḥaram Al-Ibrāhīmī or the Cave of the Patriarchs in southern West Bank, Palestine, is known as the burial place of the Prophet Ibrahim, his son and grandson, and their wives. 

Throughout the Middle Ages, until the British Mandate, it was also a center of hospitality exemplifying the best practices of Arab-Islamic hospitality. This lecture will explore the history of the hospitality practices associated with this holy place.

The event will be held in English, with simultaneous Arabic interpretation.


Dr. Yousef Waleed Meri, Professor, History of Interfaith Relations in the Middle East and the History of Religions, College of Islamic Studies, HBKU