Lady evelyn had already been a muslim for some years when she became the first british woman to make the pilgrimage to mecca. Buy pilgrimage to mecca by lady evelyn cobbold william facey miranda taylor ahmad s.
She spent the winters of her childhood in algiers often escaping the moorish villa to visit mosques.
Pilgrimage to mecca by lady evelyn cobbold. Lady cobbold as a genuine. Lady evelyn cobbold d. This she did in april 1933 at the age of 66.
A piper played maccrimmons lament while the surah light from the quran was recited in arabic facey from mayfair to mecca guardian 19 may 2008. Turkistani no preview available 2009. Lady evelyns story about her life her conversion and her pilgrimage to mecca are all recorded in her diaries which have recently been republished.
In the new edition of pilgrimage to mecca is to be found a useful map showing the routes taken by burckhardt burton keane and lady cobbold in their travels in the hijaz. She also learned to speak arabic. Anglo scottish aristocrat and landowner evelyn murray had spent childhood winters in north africathere she had been imbued with the muslim way of.
Arabian publishing 2008 xiii 336 pp. Abd al aziz abdullah abu bakr allah angus sladen april arab arafat arrived beautiful bedouin blessed british cairo camels century christians colour countess of dunmore courtesy of angus damascus desert dunmore east. Lady evelyn cobbold london.
The account of her journey was published in her pilgrimage to mecca the following year and has since been re published under the same title. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. As the first british woman convert to islam on record as making the pilgrimage to mecca and visiting medina lady evelyn cobbold 1867 1963 cuts a unique figure in the annals of the muslim hajj.
She was a very lively eccentric anglo scot moslem who loved doing things and loved people as well said major hope cobbold her great grandson said about her. 1963 was the first british muslim woman to make the pilgrimage to mecca known as the hajj in 1933born in 1867 lady evelyn was a scottish noblewoman and a convert to islam. However the symbols used could have been clearer.
Her splendidly islamo caledonian interment symbolised her two worlds. Pilgrimage to mecca lady evelyn cobbold william facey ahmad s. Common terms and phrases.
Anglo scottish aristocrat and landowner evelyn murray had spent childhood winters in north africathere she had been imbued with the muslim way of. As the first british woman convert to islam on record as making the pilgrimage to mecca and visiting medina lady evelyn cobbold 1867 1963 cuts a unique figure in the annals of the muslim hajj. William facey will give a lecture about lady evelyn cobbold from mayfair to mecca this wednesday may 21 at 530pm in the khalili lecture theatre school of oriental and african studies.
9780955889431 from amazons book store. Lady evelyn then zainab cobbold died in 1963 and was buried on a hillside on her estate in wester ross.