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The Hajj

The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places

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The Hajj by F.E. Peters
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Among the duties God imposes upon every Muslim capable of doing so is a pilgrimage to the holy places in and around Mecca in Arabia. Not only is it a religious ritual filled with blessings for the millions who make the journey annually, but it is also a social, political, and commercial experience that for centuries has set in motion a flood of travelers across the world's continents. Whatever its outcome--spiritual enrichment, cultural exchange, financial gain or ruin--the road to Mecca has long been an exhilarating human adventure. By collecting the firsthand accounts of these travelers and shaping their experiences into a richly detailed narrative, F. E. Peters here provides an unparalleled literary history of the central ritual of Islam from its remote pre-Islamic origins to the end of the Hashimite Kingdom of the Hijaz in 1926.

Author Biography

F. E. Peters is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures and History at New York University. Among his many books published by Princeton University Press are: Mecca; Children of Abraham; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Jerusalem; and Reader on Classical Islam.
Release date Australia
December 22nd, 1995
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Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
3 maps, 26 halftones
Imprint
Princeton University Press
Pages
430
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780691026190
Product ID
2405820

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