Author: Meraj N. Mirza
About the Book:
Considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a visit to Makkah is an immersion in Islamic, and Saudi, culture. Every aspect and architectural detail exhibit careful attention to traditions and an understanding of religious significance. The Ka’bah, a cube-shaped structure at the center of the Holy Mosque, is believed to have been built by Adam and then rebuilt by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Wherever they are in the world, Muslims face toward the Ka’bah when they pray. This is one of the many monuments explored in Makkah, offering readers a look at the exclusive wonders found within this holy city. Today, the Holy Mosque is crowned with an emerald beacon, the Makkah Clock, a landmark in Makkah’s landscape.
About the Author:
Meraj N. Mirza is a member of the Makkah Province Board and a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis. Mirza is also an associate professor in physical geography at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has published several books, including The Digital Illustrated Atlas of Makkah and the Holy Environs, Makkah from the Sky: Past and Present, Atlas of Makkah Maps and Historical Sites in Makkah.
About the Publisher:
Founded in Paris in 1994 by Prosper and Martine Assouline, Assouline is the first luxury brand on culture. It began with the desire to create a new, contemporary style of book, using the couple's experienced eye for visually rich stories and compelling narratives. Guided by their passion for knowledge, culture and travel, the Assoulines have since expanded their vision to 1,700 titles in three main collections, along with special editions and unique library accessories — a grand oeuvre of inspiring creations.
39 x 47 cm, 190 pages
In silk covered clamshell box.
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