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The Hajj:
The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca and the Holy Places
F. E. Peters

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
The Hajj in Early Photo Documents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Maps
Ch. IOrigins3
The Religion of Abraham3
The Primitive Sanctuary9
Arabian Paganism19
Muhammad and the Hajj38
Ch. IIMecca and the Ways Thither60
Changes in the Haram60
The Paths to Mecca71
The Ways from Iraq73
The Syrian Hajj79
The Hajj Route from Egypt86
The Interior Arabian Routes98
Ch. IIIThe Medieval Hajj (1100-1400 C.E.)109
Ibn Jubayr on the Hajj in 1183-1184109
Entering the State of Ihram114
The Pilgrimage to Arafat (13 March 1184)119
The Umra of Rajab129
Medina the Radiant137
Ch. IVUnder New Auspices144
The Syrian Pilgrimage145
The Carriage and Care of Pilgrims149
The Bedouin Problem157
The Egyptian Pilgrimage162
Iranians Make the Hajj172
The Caravan as Marketplace in Early Ottoman Times180
The Red Sea Crossing184
Ali Bey in Mecca (1807)194
The Wahhabis in Mecca197
Ch. VThrough European Eyes: Holy City and Hajj in the Nineteenth Century206
On Making the Hajj under Pretense206
Charles Doughty on the Hajj223
On First Arriving in Mecca229
The Haram and Its Denizens233
The Pilgrimage of 1842248
Back from Arafat252
A Visit to Medina257
Ch. VISteamships and Cholera: The Hajj in Modern Times266
The End of the Traditional Hajj266
Arrangements Large and Small272
Getting There: Transportation on Sea and Land282
Health and the Hajj301
Ch. VIIThe Great War and After316
The Hijaz Railway316
Wartime Pilgrimages321
The Postwar Hajj331
The Wahhabi Pilgrimage of 1925352
Notes363
Works Cited383
Index393

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