A Season in Mecca.
Farrar Straus Giroux
19 Union Square West, New York NY 10003
0809076098 $26.00 www.fsgbooks.com
A SEASON IN MECCA: NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE comes from a Muslim writer who is always questioning his religion's fundamentals--but not its meaning. His survey of how his fellow Muslim make the pilgrimage to Mecca, and why, gets him on the road of pilgrims, to personally investigate the different worlds of Islam and the varied reasons pilgrims have for making the sacred journey. Moroccan scholar Hammoudi's own pilgrimage to Mecca describes its history, religious importance, and social effects alike, as well as the politics which influence the pilgrimage itself. A 'must' for any who would understand modern Muslim sentiments.
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|Title Annotation:||A Season in Mecca : Narrative of a Pilgrimage|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2006|
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