Journey to Mecca
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With stunning imagery and released to critical acclaim around the world, Journey to Mecca includes extraordinary and moving footage of the Hajj, one of the longest running annual events in human history.
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Unfortunately, I also have a rather serious concern with regard to inaccurate information communicated in the opening voice over portion of the work. The misinformation conveyed is somewhat typical of media efforts of this magnitude (and so, may be unintentional) and yet, sadly, it goes to the heart of why (in part) so many misperceptions about Islam abound.
Specifically, yes, Abraham (may Allah be pleased with him) was an obedient prophet. And, with Allah's Guidance he worked to establish the rites of the Hajj. However, Muslims DO NOT perform Hajj to commemorate Abraham. We perform Hajj because our Lord, Allah, (Lord of All the Worlds) requires it of us. In fact, in making Hajj one's intention must be correct. That is to say, a Muslim who sets out to make Hajj must do so SOLELY with the "intention" of earning Allah's mercy and not for any other reason. Hajj is called the 5th "pillar" of Islam.
Islam is comprised of 5 pillars. They are (in their proper order) shahadah (a declaration of belief in Allah as the one and only true God), salat (the 5 mandatory daily prayers, etc), zakat (a tax paid on one's discretionary income for distribution among less fortunate Muslims), saum (fasting for Ramadan, etc) and Hajj (at least once in a lifetime, if one is able financially and physically). These pillars are the foundation upon which rests the integrity of a Muslim.
For more information and a deeper understanding I'd highly advise reading the Qur'an.
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Beautiful production, excellent story telling, amazing scenery. Worth viewing more than once.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really look forward to seeing an Amazon Video/Digital version of this documentary. Much appreciated.Published 3 months ago by Waqar S.
Nice mellow movie although it left me wish img that it was more complete . Beautiful effort.Published 13 months ago by Mariyah R
Very insightful in the life of Ibn Batutta. However, I thought it was about islam, so on that aspect was rather disappointed. very enjoyable, though.Published 20 months ago by Patricia Barakeh
The story is very well told and accurate of a man who lived just after Mohammad's time, on his religious quest and journey to Mecca. Very inspiring.Published on September 15, 2013 by Marni Ammouri
Too short. Not informative. Not well put together. Waste of money. You can do better with Youtube. I do not recommend it, especially at the suggested price.Published on July 21, 2013 by Sumaiyah Ali