Inside Mecca

Inside Mecca

DVD - 2003
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The most intimate and three-dimensional documentation of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. "Inside Mecca" follows three Muslims from very different backgrounds as they embark on an epic five-day reaffirmation of faith and quest for salvation. Witness the personal stories of the pilgrims and the mental prepration, physical strain and spiritual ecstasy they encounter on their pilgrimage of faith.
Publisher: [Washington D.C.] : National Geographic Television & Film ; Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2003]
ISBN: 9780792293316
0792293312
Branch Call Number: DVD 297.352 Ins
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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RomanceAddict May 15, 2019

This documentary is unique in that it takes viewers through the process of the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Because Mecca is off-limits to non-Muslims, this beautifully-filmed documentary is the closest non-Muslims are ever likely to come to seeing the Ka'ba. Only 1 hour long, we follow Muslims going on Hajj: an American convert from Texas, a couple from Malaysia, and a man from South Africa. We witness their preparations to leave, travels to Mecca, and the various Hajj rituals explained and performed. Going on Hajj is the journey of a lifetime for Muslims, who must all go if they are sane, healthy, and have the means to do so. The emotional experience of seeing the place they've prayed in the direction of - seeing the land in which Islam first grew - is deep and resonant with anyone who holds a faith tradition. Highly recommended!

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