Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant Hardback

The Holiest Cities of Islam

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr;

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Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant

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Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is an unprecedented photographic exploration of the most holy cities of Islam and the hajj, or annual pilgrimage during Ramadan, when more than a million faithful journey to Mecca's Great Mosque to commemorate the first revelation of the Qur'an (Koran). This book allows both Muslims and those unfamiliar with the Islamic faith complete access to the holiest sites of one of the world's major religions, practiced by a quarter of the world's population but often misunderstood in the west. Photographer Ali Kazuyoshi Namachi, a Muslim convert from Japan, garnered the full support of Saudi Arabian authorities--rarely given--to shoot in cities where photography is strictly controlled and non-Muslims are not allowed. An expansive work of photojournalism, Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant includes: 140 full-color, never-before-seen photographsMystical places and scenes of IslamBreathtaking aerial photographs of the Arabian terrainVistas of teeming crowds of worshippers surrounding the Kacbah, Mecca's sacred centerIntense portraits of faithful Muslims in prayerMagnificent architecture reflecting the faith of the believersArchival illustrationsText by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the most highly regarded scholars of Islam, enhances the stunning Islamic holy city photographs to illuminate many aspects of Islamic belief that have remained enigma to non-Muslims--until now.

Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant by Seyyed Hossein Nasr was published by Tuttle Publishing in May 2017. The ISBN for Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant is 9780804849166.

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Details for Mecca the Blessed, Medina the Radiant

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTuttle Publishing (May 2017)
Number of Pages192
Thickness20 mm
Height203 mm
Width254 mm
Product Code4528383
Page last updated 17th July 2018
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