Going to Mecca

Going to Mecca

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"Come with the pilgrims as they set out on a journey, a journey of patience to the city of Mecca." We are led on the journey of a lifetime to the city of Mecca - the pilgrimage known to Muslims as the Hajj. The pilgrims walk with heads bare and feet in sandals; they call to Allah; they kiss or point to the Black Stone, as the Prophet did. Arriving at Mecca, they surge round the Ka'aba, shave their heads and travel to Mount Arafat. Finally, though their bodies are tired and aching, their spirits are uplifted, knowing that with thousands of others they have performed the sacred pilgrimage. This is a window on to a sacred journey for Muslims the world over - beautifully described and illustrated for younger children.

Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781847801531
Branch Call Number: J 297 .352 ROB
Characteristics: [28] p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Cavallini, Valentina

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lxi4 Jun 24, 2014

Lovely book, both my daughter & I learned a lot from it.

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laedeechai
Dec 15, 2012

I liked the adventure this little girl takes us on, giving us a perspective on the Hajj through a child's eyes. She has a wonder, an awe, and a simplicity in the storytelling. Yet, despite the simplicity, she's also including the significance of the places and requirements of the Hajj accurately.

Adults and children alike can learn about the Hajj from this book. All the while, they embark on an exploration and an experience many have heard of from those who've gone for Hajj through a delightful little girl's view of what for many is a much yearned and once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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lxi4 Jun 24, 2014

Pray with a pilgrim
As he stand, then bows.

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