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Mecca the blessed, Medina the radiant : the holiest cities of Islam

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Kazuyoshi Nomachi
Publisher: Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the season of Ramadan, when the first revelation of the Qur'an is commemorated, more than a million visitors journey to Mecca's Great Mosque. Despite Islam's position as a powerful religion, boasting one quarter of the world's population as its followers, many aspects of Muslim thought and belief remain an enigma to non-Muslims-until now. While the cities of Mecca and Medina are restricted to Muslims, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein.
Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant.
New York : Tuttle Publishing, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Kazuyoshi Nomachi
ISBN: 9781462913657 1462913652
OCLC Number: 865836133
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; The Holiest Cities of Islam; Mecca the Blessed; Stages in the Hajj Pilgrimage; Medina the Radiant; The Arabian Peninsula; Glossary; Back Cover.
Responsibility: photography by Ali Kazuyoshi Nomachi ; text by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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During the season of Ramadan, when the first revelation of the Qur'an is commemorated, more than a million visitors journey to Mecca's Great Mosque. Despite Islam's position as a powerful religion, boasting one quarter of the world's population as its followers, many aspects of Muslim thought and belief remain an enigma to non-Muslims-until now. While the cities of Mecca and Medina are restricted to Muslims, and photographing the sites requires special-and rarely given-permission from the Saudi Arabian authorities, Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is an unprecedented ex.

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"Some of the photographs in the book show the number of people who make this great journey each year. The crowds and camaraderie that must be felt to be one of the millions there must be amazing. The Read more...

 
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