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Muslim pilgrims have been travelling for Hajj for more than fourteen centuries. How similar, how different have their experiences been? In our changing world, how has the safety and convenience of air travel changed the experience of Hajj?
Gathered here are the thoughts and concerns of Hajjis travelling over the last thousand years by trains, boats and planes, by camel, car or on foot - compared with the experiences of a recent pilgrim to Makkah.
This small book is an attempt to have a conversation with earlier generations of Hajjis, and attempts to answer questions about the changing nature of Hajj.
Size: 23.5 x 15.8 x 1.5 cm, 152 pp, 0.493 kg
Mike Gibby is a retired teacher, a husband and a father who converted to Islam in 1982. While completing his own Hajj, he became fascinated by the personal journeys of earlier pilgrims, who - inspired by their faith - overcame hardships and dangers on their journeys to Makkah.