The Resource Hajj, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Anisa Mehdi

Hajj, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Anisa Mehdi

Label
Hajj
Title
Hajj
Statement of responsibility
producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Anisa Mehdi
Contributor
Director
Host
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'The Hajj is the iconic pilgrimage on Earth,' says host Bruce Feiler, as millions of pilgrims gather in the valleys outside the city of Mecca in today's Saudi Arabia to take part in the annual five-day pilgrimage every Muslim hopes to complete at least once. Since non-Muslims aren't permitted in Mecca, Bruce's surrogate is Anisa Mehdi, a veteran reporter of the Hajj, with whom Bruce will Skype at regular intervals. Anisa joins a group of Muslim pilgrims from Boston who begin their journey in Medina, the second of Islam's holy cities. As the pilgrims visit sites in Medina associated with the life of the Prophet Muhammad, Bruce enlists the help of a historian and an eminent American Muslim scholar to explore the origins of the religion and its iconic pilgrimage. In 622 CE Muhammad fled his birthplace of Mecca after persecution by its pagan rulers who objected to him preaching a new monotheism. Muhammad and a small group of followers settled in Medina. Within ten years Islam was the dominant religion of Arabia and Muhammad returned to Mecca in triumph to clear idols from the holy sites and teach his followers the different stages of the Hajj pilgrimage. The Boston pilgrims follow Muhammad's path from Medina to Mecca, beginning their Hajj by circling the Ka'aba, the ancient shrine at the center of Mecca's Great Mosque. Muslims believe the Ka'aba was first built by Abraham, patriarch of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Stripping themselves of worldly possessions for the duration of the Hajj, the pilgrims enact the rituals laid out by Muhammad, experiencing exhaustion, injury and elation as they seek forgiveness and inner peace. They leave with a new sense of connection to humanity, and to the one-and-a-half billion people that make up the worldwide community of Muslims
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Feiler, Bruce S.
  • Mehdi, Anisa
  • Thomas, Sally
  • Mehdi, Anisa
  • Thomas, Sally
  • (1964), Bruce Feiler
  • Maya Vision International
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Runtime
55
Series statement
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Series volume
Episode 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Sacred space
  • Rituals and Practices
  • Mosques
  • Islam
  • Pilgrimage
  • Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
  • Medina, Madinah
  • Mecca, Makkah
Target audience
adult
Label
Hajj, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Anisa Mehdi
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2804391
  • (OCoLC)919205615
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2804391/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000286641
Video recording format
other
Label
Hajj, producer: Sally Thomas ; director: Anisa Mehdi
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2804391
  • (OCoLC)919205615
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2804391/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000286641
Video recording format
other

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