20 June 2019
17 Shawwal 1440
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The publication of studies related to Makkah and Madinah is one of the main aims of the Makkah and Madinah Centre, which is to encourage the research into the two holy cities.


The Biography of Makkah Scholars and Outstanding Males and Females (832-1399 A.H.)

By Abdallah Abdulrahman al-Moalimi

This book holds the biographies of notable scholars, judges, Imams, Muʾadhins (callers to prayer), servants to the Mosque of the Ḥarām and notables among the men and women of its inhabitants. The biography of each individual starts with their title, date of birth and date of death. The book is alphabetically . . .

Out of print


World Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science

By David A. King, Edited by H. Daiber and D. Pingree

With supporting images, this book gives an overview of the methods employed by Muslim scholars throughout history to locate the correct direction of the Holy Shrine of Makkah and the distances to it. The book then describes in detail two world maps discovered in Iran between 1989 and 1995. The . . .

Out of print


History and Historians in Makkah (3rd - 13th centuries A.H.)

Collected and presented by Muhammad Habib el-Hila

The author establishes through his study the existence of an independent and historic school within Makkah itself. The school is characterised by its uniqueness in comparison to neighbouring schools in the Arab World. The school itself did not form part of the Egyptian nor Levantine (al-Shām) schools. The author details . . .

Out of print

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