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Journey To the Holy Land (A Pilgrim’s Diary)
Journey To the Holy Land (A Pilgrim’s Diary)
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One of the five pillars of Islam, Hajj (literally ‘effort’) is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world stretching back to the time of the Prophet (seventh century AD) and even earlier. Before the age of organized travel, the journey spread across sea, deserts and mountains was perilous to say the least. Nonetheless, the hajjis (pilgrims) trivialized the danger’s in the knowledge that they would soon enter the House of God.

Translated and introduced for the first time, Amir Ahmad Alawi’s Safar-I Sa’adat (Propitious Journey), written in 1929, is a firsthand account of this quintessentially Muslim journey. Presented in the form of a roznamcha or daily diary, the works is much more than a personal narrative of lamentation and triumph. Alawi watched, listened and recorded with an air of confident authority. His catholic vision captures the comingling of cultures and peoples, and he candidly comments on the social, economic and political conditions of the places he passed through.

The comprehensive Introduction, while locating the place of hajj in Islam and describing some of its well-known customs, rituals and practices, provides a broad understanding of hajj in colonial India. The special piece, ‘My Experience of the Hajj of 1916’ by J.S. Kadri, information on movement of ships meant for hajj passengers of 1929 and a detailed glossary add value to the book.

A rich and many-layered chronicle of its times, this volume will be invaluable for students and teachers of South Asian history, culture and literature, as well as general readers interested in travel writing.

Amir Ahmad Alawi (1879-1952), a well-known scholar-journalist, belonged to a family who traced their lineage to Ali, the Prophet’s son-in-law.

Mushirul Hasan, Padma shree, is former Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia. An acclaimed historian, he is Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla. His recent publications include the omnibus Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives and a biography of Halide Edip.

Rakhshanda Jalil is Director, Media and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia. She has taught English literature at the universities of Delhi and Aligarh.

 

Contents

 

Acknowledgements vii
Origins, Journeys and Return Hajj in Colonial India Mushirul Hasan and Rakhshanda Jalil 1
‘My Experience of the Hajj of 1916’ by J.S. Kadri 71
Table showing details of pilgrim ships during the outward season of 1929 79
Table showing details of pilgrim ships during the return season of 1929 82
SAFAR-I-SA’ADAT  
Propitious Journey 87-259
Select List of Urdu Publications on the Hajj 261
Glossary 262

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Journey To the Holy Land (A Pilgrim’s Diary)

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IHG049
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Edition:
2009
ISBN:
9780198063469
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English
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8.8 inch X 5.8 inch
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275 (3 B/W Illustrations)
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Weight of the Book: 480 gms
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From the Jacket

One of the five pillars of Islam, Hajj (literally ‘effort’) is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world stretching back to the time of the Prophet (seventh century AD) and even earlier. Before the age of organized travel, the journey spread across sea, deserts and mountains was perilous to say the least. Nonetheless, the hajjis (pilgrims) trivialized the danger’s in the knowledge that they would soon enter the House of God.

Translated and introduced for the first time, Amir Ahmad Alawi’s Safar-I Sa’adat (Propitious Journey), written in 1929, is a firsthand account of this quintessentially Muslim journey. Presented in the form of a roznamcha or daily diary, the works is much more than a personal narrative of lamentation and triumph. Alawi watched, listened and recorded with an air of confident authority. His catholic vision captures the comingling of cultures and peoples, and he candidly comments on the social, economic and political conditions of the places he passed through.

The comprehensive Introduction, while locating the place of hajj in Islam and describing some of its well-known customs, rituals and practices, provides a broad understanding of hajj in colonial India. The special piece, ‘My Experience of the Hajj of 1916’ by J.S. Kadri, information on movement of ships meant for hajj passengers of 1929 and a detailed glossary add value to the book.

A rich and many-layered chronicle of its times, this volume will be invaluable for students and teachers of South Asian history, culture and literature, as well as general readers interested in travel writing.

Amir Ahmad Alawi (1879-1952), a well-known scholar-journalist, belonged to a family who traced their lineage to Ali, the Prophet’s son-in-law.

Mushirul Hasan, Padma shree, is former Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia. An acclaimed historian, he is Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla. His recent publications include the omnibus Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives and a biography of Halide Edip.

Rakhshanda Jalil is Director, Media and Culture, Jamia Millia Islamia. She has taught English literature at the universities of Delhi and Aligarh.

 

Contents

 

Acknowledgements vii
Origins, Journeys and Return Hajj in Colonial India Mushirul Hasan and Rakhshanda Jalil 1
‘My Experience of the Hajj of 1916’ by J.S. Kadri 71
Table showing details of pilgrim ships during the outward season of 1929 79
Table showing details of pilgrim ships during the return season of 1929 82
SAFAR-I-SA’ADAT  
Propitious Journey 87-259
Select List of Urdu Publications on the Hajj 261
Glossary 262

Sample Pages

















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