The first House [of worship] to be established for people was the one at Mecca. It is a blessed place, a source of guidance for all people.
The Khalili Collection of Hajj and the Arts of Pilgrimage includes Qur’ans, illustrated manuscripts, rare books, scientific instruments, textiles, coins, paintings and prints, as well as unique archived documents and examples of the work, of some of the earliest photographers of the Hajj.
It features insightful chapters on the Islamic principles of Hajj, travel, rituals, sacred manuscripts, textiles, souvenirs and Western perspectives.
Hajj is a remarkable religious gathering for Muslims and is observed annually where possible, into the Holy Sanctuaries of Mecca and Medina.