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Makkah: The Holy City of Islam

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Embark on a journey through the heart of Islamic culture with Makkah, a must-read book for anyone seeking to explore this holy city. Considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a visit to...

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Meraj N. Mirza is a member of the Makkah Province Board and a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis. Mirza is also an associate professor in physical geography at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has published several books, including The Digital Illustrated Atlas of Makkah and the Holy Environs, Makkah from the Sky: Past and Present, Atlas of Makkah Maps and Historical Sites in Makkah.

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— Ahmed Mater, physician and artist

In the details

Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

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In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

190 pages

Number of illustrations

Over 100



Released on

April 2023


W 40 x L 47 x D 8 cm

Cover materials

Silk hardcover in silk clamshell




8.99 kg

Text by Meraj N. Mirza, Photography by Laziz Hamani

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