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One Thousand Roads to Mecca

One Thousand Roads to Mecca

Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage

  • Author: Michael Wolfe
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 0802192203
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 656
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“Wolfe does an exemplary job of detailing the ceremonies performed at Mecca and the reasons behind them . . . Highly recommended” (Library Journal, starred review). This updated and expanded edition of One Thousand Roads to Mecca collects significant works by observant travel writers from the East and West over the last ten centuries—including two new contemporary narratives—creating a comprehensive, multifaceted literary portrait of the enduring tradition. Since its inception in the seventh century, the pilgrimage to Mecca 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. These very different literary traditions form distinct impressions of a spirited conversation in which Mecca is the common destination and Islam the common subject of inquiry. Along with an introduction by Reza Aslan, featured writers include Ibn Battuta, J.L. Burckhardt, Sir Richard Burton, the Begum of Bhopal, John Keene, Winifred Stegar, Muhammad Asad, Lady Evelyn Cobbald, Jalal Al-e Ahmad, and Malcolm X. One Thousand Roads to Mecca is a historically, geographically, and ethnically diverse collection of travel writing that adds substantially to the literature of Islam and the West. “Serves as an excellent introduction to a religion, people, culture, and philosophy.” —Santa Cruz Sentinel

Taking Back Islam

Taking Back Islam

American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith

  • Author: Michael Wolfe
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • ISBN: 9781579549886
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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A panel of thirty-five experts, writers, and religious leaders--including Muhammad Ali and Karen Armstrong--take a close-up look at the future of Islam, the historical realities that have shaped it, the paradoxes and schisms within it, the conflict between fundamentalism and progressives, and its beliefs and practices, in an informative panel discussion. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Hadj

The Hadj

An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca

  • Author: Michael Wolfe
  • Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • ISBN: 080219219X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 352
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The Hadj, or sacred journey, is the pilgrimage to the house of God at Mecca that all Muslims are asked to make once in their lifetimes. One of the world’s longest-lived religious rites, having continued without break for fourteen hundred years, it is, like all things Islamic, shrouded in mystery for Westerners. In The Hadj, Michael Wolfe, an American who converted to Islam, recounts his own journey a pilgrim, and in doing so brings readers close to the heart of what the pilgrimage means to a member of the religion that claims one-sixth of the world’s population. Not since Sir Richard Burton’s account of the pilgrimage to Mecca over one hundred years ago has a Western writer described the Hadj in such fascinating detail.

Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States

Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States

  • Author: Jocelyne Cesari
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • ISBN: 9780313336256
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1176
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Examines the history, religious practices, theories, and key figures in Islam and how they relate to American religion, culture, society, and politics while essays provides primary documents that reflect different aspects of Islamic culture.

Finding Mecca in America

Finding Mecca in America

How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

  • Author: Mucahit Bilici
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226049566
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 257
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Looks at the developing relationship between Islam and American culture, offering an account of how the religion and its adherents are exchanging their outsider status for a distinctively American one.

A Life That Mattes: A Spiritual Experience

A Life That Mattes: A Spiritual Experience

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: The Other Press
  • ISBN: 9675062029
  • Category: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Page: 210
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The Longest Journey

The Longest Journey

Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

  • Author: Eric Tagliacozzo
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199989710
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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The pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, has been a yearly phenomenon of great importance in Muslim lands for well over one thousand years. Each year, millions of pilgrims from throughout the Dar al-Islam, or Islamic world, stretching from Morocco east to Indonesia, make the trip to Mecca as one of the five pillars of their faith. By the end of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twentieth, fully half of all pilgrims making the journey in any given year could come from Southeast Asia. The Longest Journey, spanning eleven modern nation-states and seven centuries, is the first book to offer a history of the Hajj from one of Islam's largest and most important regions.

No, you wore red

No, you wore red

  • Author: Michael Wolfe
  • Publisher: Tombouctou Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 55
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Ka'aba: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Ka'aba: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

  • Author: Oxford University Press
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780199804016
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 10
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of Islamic studies find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In Islamic studies, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study of the Islamic religion and Muslim cultures. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Love and Death

Love and Death

  • Author: Ziauddin Sardar,Robin Yassin-Kassab
  • Publisher: Hurst & Company Limited
  • ISBN: 1849043078
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Ziauddin Sardar sides with the philosophers of al-Andalus in their struggle with orthodox theologians, Robin Yassin-Kassab goes on a poetic journey, Nazry Bahrawi reveals how the Andalusi philosophers tamed the secular, Gema Martin Munoz is dismayed by the works of the Spanish Orientalists, Emilio Gonzalez-Ferrin argues that al-Andalus is not just a time past also a time present, Matthew Carr explores the plight of Muslims who were forced to convert to Christianity. David Shasha describes the achievements of Sephardic Jews, Cherif Abderrahman Jah tunes into the musical legacy of al-Andalus, Brad Bullock seeks to empower women, Marvine Howe meets the new Muslims of Iberia, Jordi Sarra del Pino wows to resist Spain s new Reconquista, Alev Adil and Aamer Hussein receive nine postcards from Andalusia, Boyd Tonkin is captivated by a book festival in Granada, Zara Amjad and Gulzar Haider reimagine the Cordoba Mosque as a sacred space for all religions, and Merryl Wyn Davies getsthe shivers while listening to the Spanish tenor Jose Carreras belting out Granada . Also in this issue: Vinay Lal explores Gandhi s attitude to Palestine, Barnaby Rogerson reprimands the Muslim aversion to dogs, four poems by the enchanting Rowyda Amin, a short story by John Liechty, and a dozen luminaries of al-Andalus we should all admire.