Since its inception in the seventh century, the pilgrimage to Mecca, or the Hajj, has been the central theme in a large body of Islamic travel literature Beginning with the European Renaissance, it has also been the subject for a handful of adventurous writers from the West who, through conversion or connivance, managed to slip inside the walls of a city forbidden to non Muslims One Thousand Roads to Mecca collects significant works by observant travel writers from the East and West over the last ten centuries The two very different literary traditions form distinct sides of a spirited conversation in which Mecca is the common destination and Islam the common subject of inquiry.Excerpted works include travel narratives by Ibn Jubayr, Ibn Battuta, J L Burckhardt, Richard Burton, the Begum of Bhopal, John Keene, Winifred Stegar, Muhammad Asad, Harry St John Philby, Lady Evelyn Cobbald, Jalal Al e Ahmad, Malcolm X, and Michael Wolfe....
|Title||:||One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage|
|Number of Pages||:||307 Pages|
|File Size||:||770 KB|
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One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage Reviews
This is a great book, rich in history. Gives going to Hajj a historical perspective
An amazing chronical of the battle to reach Mecca.
This is easily one of the most splendid and accessible
The scope of this book is incredible spanning nearly 1000 years of people making a pilgrimage. It also demonstrates how life-changing the experience could be. Michael Wolfe is a great writer and does a splendid job introducing each piece. Some of participants are simply incredible people- especially the Spanish Muslim from the 1700s (my memory escapes me as to his names). Each piece shows something new. Its definitely a book I'll be looking into again.
I found this book to be wonderful. I enjoyed it alot. It really has showen change in the pilgrimage. I would recomend the book for Muslims, like my self and non- Muslims alike.