The Hajj: The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places

The Hajj: The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places

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By (author) F. E. Peters

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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 452 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 30mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 11 January 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New Jersey
  • ISBN 10: 069102619X
  • ISBN 13: 9780691026190
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,132,266

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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.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994 "Peters's The Hajj provides a clear and accurate picture of the organization of [Muslim] rituals. His book is ... sufficiently comprehensive to replace older accounts of the Hajj. By reading the sources it cites, one can follow the key rituals in some detail."--Robert Irwin, The London Review of Books "A strong impression of the powerful impact of the pilgrimage on all who witnessed it."--Francis Robinson, The Times Literary Supplement

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'Peters's The Hajj provides a clear and accurate picture of the organization of Muslim rituals. His book is sufficiently comprehensive to replace older accounts of the Hajj. By reading the sources it cites, one can follow the key rituals in some detail.'- Robert Irwin, The London Review of Books

Table of contents

List of Illustrations The Religion of Abraham The Primitive Sanctuary Arabian Paganism Muhammad and the Hajj Ch. IIMecca and the Ways Thither Changes in the Haram The Paths to Mecca The Ways from Iraq The Syrian Hajj The Hajj Route from Egypt The Interior Arabian Routes Ch. IIIThe Medieval Hajj (1100-1400 C.E.) Ibn Jubayr on the Hajj in 1183-1184 Entering the State of Ihram The Pilgrimage to Arafat (13 March 1184) The Umra of Rajab Medina the Radiant Ch. IVUnder New Auspices The Syrian Pilgrimage The Carriage and Care of Pilgrims The Bedouin Problem The Egyptian Pilgrimage Iranians Make the Hajj The Caravan as Marketplace in Early Ottoman Times The Red Sea Crossing Ali Bey in Mecca (1807) The Wahhabis in Mecca Ch. VThrough European Eyes: Holy City and Hajj in the Nineteenth Century On Making the Hajj under Pretense Charles Doughty on the Hajj On First Arriving in Mecca The Haram and Its Denizens The Pilgrimage of 1842 Back from Arafat A Visit to Medina Ch. VISteamships and Cholera: The Hajj in Modern Times The End of the Traditional Hajj Arrangements Large and Small Getting There: Transportation on Sea and Land Health and the Hajj Ch. VIIThe Great War and After The Hijaz Railway Wartime Pilgrimages The Postwar Hajj The Wahhabi Pilgrimage of 1925 Notes Works Cited Index