Mecca: From Before Genesis Until Now

Mecca: From Before Genesis Until Now

by Martin Lings
     
 

In this, one of his last works, Martin Lings discusses the significance of the pilgrimage to Mecca, made annually by several million Muslims, in the light of the tradition of Abraham. Drawing upon his own experience of performing the pilgrimage first in 1946 and then in 1978, as well referring to the traditional sources, he considers the timeless spiritual meaning

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In this, one of his last works, Martin Lings discusses the significance of the pilgrimage to Mecca, made annually by several million Muslims, in the light of the tradition of Abraham. Drawing upon his own experience of performing the pilgrimage first in 1946 and then in 1978, as well referring to the traditional sources, he considers the timeless spiritual meaning of the Hajj, which was proclaimed and established by Abraham and Ishmael and renewed by the Prophet Muhammad, in the context of its long history and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781901383072
Publisher:
Archetype
Publication date:
11/30/2004
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,002,074
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Lings (1909-2005) studied at Oxford and was a pupil and then friend of C S Lewis. He went to Egypt and taught Shakespeare at Cairo University. He then joined the British Museum and was Keeper of Oriental Manuscripts from 1970-74. He has written many books and contributed to the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the New Encyclopaedia of Islam.

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