The Mecca Diaries

Rayda Jacobs


The Mecca Diaries

The Mecca Diaries

  • Title: The Mecca Diaries
  • Author: Rayda Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9781770130180
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback



Writing this now, on a borrowed laptop, in my hotel room four minutes from the haram, my eyes are filled with tears How have I been so fortunate as to come here What is it really like to go on hajj What is the truth about this high point in a Muslim s religious experience in a far away Middle Eastern country, at the holiest sites of the Islamic religion and in the Writing this now, on a borrowed laptop, in my hotel room four minutes from the haram, my eyes are filled with tears How have I been so fortunate as to come here What is it really like to go on hajj What is the truth about this high point in a Muslim s religious experience in a far away Middle Eastern country, at the holiest sites of the Islamic religion and in the presence of nearly three million other pilgrims Part diary, part guidebook, part spiritual memoir, this absorbing book records Rayda Jacobs s preparation and departure for hajj her stay in Medina and journey to the city of Mecca her experience of the five days of hajj and, finally, her return to South Africa Illustrated throughout with her own photographs, Jacobs s candid diary lifts the veil from the life changing experience of hajj for Muslims and non Muslims alike Readers of her Confessions of a Gambler and Postcards from South Africa will not be disappointed by Jacobs s fascinating personal account of her 2004 5 pilgrimage.


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I read this book before I read any of Rayda Jacob's other books. At the time I was more amused at the way Cape Townian Muslims went about making Hajj. I think I even laughed incredulously at the ridiculous 'ruling' Rayda got from a local 'Moulana' so that she could travel without a Mahram.(I kind of see these un-Islamic aspects of her journey more grimly after having read her other works - but that's another story for another review.)Anyway - It was quite an interesting, light read. Probably Ray [...]


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