The Holy Cities, the Pilgrimage and the World of Islam

Tracing the history behind the rise of the Islamic world’s great pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina, this account proceeds from the earliest traditions to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. From there the discussion turns to the short-lived Hashemite Kingdom and the establishment of the writ of the Saud over the two Holy Cities in 1925.

In paperback

An appreciation of a powerful cultural and religious phenomenon, this beautiful book draws on the firsthand accounts of historians and travellers, many of them eyewitnesses, to breathe life into the scenarios described. A spectacular photo essay by the granddaughter of the late King Faisal, Princess Reem Faisal, is also included.

Dimensions 23 x 15.3 cm
Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781887752947

Publication

2 May 2008

Author

Sultān Ghālib al-Qu‘aitī

Publisher

Medina Publishing