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Map of the Masjid al-Haram. Probably the Hijaz (Arabia), 18th century.

Pilgrimage and Prayer

Written by Sheila Canby Description of objects written by Aimee Froom (‘The Path of Princes: Masterpieces from the Aga Khan Museum Collection’, published in 2008). Pilgrimage to Mecca, or hajj, plays an important role…

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The Prophet’s Mosque (Masjid-e-Nabawi)

The Mosque of the Prophet was built in 622 by the Muslim community after they reached the city of Yathrib, which would later be called al-Madina al-Muanwara. The mosque was situated next to…

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Wonders of the Muslim World

A series of intimate, 10-minute portraits, explores the lives and beliefs of six young people whose usual places of worship are beautiful and historic mosques across the Muslim world. The films accompany them…

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