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My Account of the Hajj: The Pilgrimage of a White Anglo-Saxon Australian to Mecca and Medina

Nicholas Hughes

Published by Trafford Publishing
ISBN 10: 1466932309 / ISBN 13: 9781466932302
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Title: My Account of the Hajj: The Pilgrimage of a ...

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Binding: Hardcover

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Book Type: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 102 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.5in.Rare are works that combine personal revelations with explanations of Islam in a manner to which Westerners can easily relate. The beauty of Nicholas Account of the Hajj (italicise) is that an Australian farm boy with an education imbued in Christian principles, and a lifetime of exposure to religions and cultures in the Arab world and South and South-East Asia, can relate to and convey in a straightforward manner Islamic beliefs and practices that many may consider foreign. Nicholas has done a great service to those interested in religions and spirituality in his descriptions of the rites of the Hajj and explanations of their origins and meaning. As a diary, the work animates the daily life of the pilgrim in an engaging style reminiscent of writings from an earlier period of exploration. Nick expresses a personal revelation, the Hajj inspires a deep sense of serenity, humility and affinity with the Almighty. The Hajj is both a voyage to Mecca as well as a recommitment to a lifelong spiritual journey. He writes, If my Account of the Hajj can contribute to inter-cultural and religious understanding, I am happy to have shared it with others. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781466932302

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Synopsis: Rare are works that combine personal revelations with explanations of Islam in a manner to which Westerners can easily relate. The beauty of Nicholas' Account of the Hajj (italicise) is that an Australian farm boy with an education imbued in Christian principles, and a lifetime of exposure to religions and cultures in the Arab world and South and South-East Asia, can relate to and convey in a straightforward manner Islamic beliefs and practices that many may consider foreign. Nicholas has done a great service to those interested in religions and spirituality in his descriptions of the rites of the Hajj and explanations of their origins and meaning. As a diary, the work animates the daily life of the pilgrim in an engaging style reminiscent of writings from an earlier period of exploration. Nick expresses a personal revelation, 'the Hajj inspires a deep sense of serenity, humility and affinity with the Almighty'. The Hajj is both a voyage to Mecca as well as a recommitment to a lifelong spiritual journey. He writes, 'If my Account of the Hajj can contribute to inter-cultural and religious understanding, I am happy to have shared it with others'.

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