Healthy On Hajj and Umrah
Abdul Hakim Luqman & Aletha Luqman
Medsurg Associates; April 2001
Healthy On Hajj and Umrah is the definitive Hajj Health Guide
that gives Pilgrims medical advice for avoiding illness and
aggravation of chronic medical problems while on the Pilgrimage
to Mecca and Madinah. Written by a travel medicine physician
and family nurse practitioner hajjis, this portable book contains
medically related Iyats from the Qur'an, Hadith, and Sunnah
of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). A photographic tour of the
Holy Precincts of Mecca, Medina, Mina, Arafat, Kabah, Jamarat,
Uhud, lists on what to bring, and prevention strategies included.
Designed to carry with you and use on your Pilgrimage.
Reflections on its Rituals
Lahel Bakhtiar (Translator)
Abjad Book Designers & Builders; February 1992
This is the first complete translation of the masterpiece
of Ali Shariati, it is not a treatise on the hajj, but a reflection
by the astute haji on what the hajj means as it is performed
and includes the meaning behind each and every ritual of the
hajj based on the Arabic language and traditional sources.
of Discovery: A South African Hajj
Na'eem Jeenah & Shamima Shaikh
Thorold's Africana Books; December 2000
a unique book, actually groundbreaking in the field of Islamic
studies. It is, on its surface, a personal story of a South
African couple making their first pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)
together. The authors are highly intelligent, well educated,
slightly sarcastic, but very devout in a way that resonates
with the faith of other young people throughout the world.
But this book is more than the musings of young professionals
on the meaning of a traditional ritual. The authors are South
African activists struggling against apartheid and its aftermath.
At the same time, Shamima and Na'eem grapple with gender and
authority issues within Islam, especially as these issues
question their social activism. Their book is therefore a
focused story of Muslims committed to social reform and seeking
to reconcile their activism with their deeply traditional
faith. The story is made all the more poignant knowing that
the trip is both the vehicle of spiritual discovery and the
couple's last trip together. Shamima died a few months later,
leaving Na'eem to bring up their two young sons and make sense
of their journey(s) together. This book is easy to read, yet
highly charged intellectually and emotionally.