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. She also learned to speak arabic.
Lady evelyn zainab cobbold 1867 1963 lady evelyn murray zainab cobbold daughter of the 7th earl of dunmore embraced islam and in april 1933 performed the pilgrimage to mecca at the age of 66 being probably the first british woman convert to islam to perform this rite.
Pilgrimage to mecca lady evelyn cobbold. Lady cobbold as a genuine. 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. Buy pilgrimage to mecca by lady evelyn cobbold william facey miranda taylor ahmad s.
Lady evelyn cobbold d. 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. 9780955889431 from amazons book store.
Common terms and phrases. Lady evelyn had already been a muslim for some years when she became the first british woman to make the pilgrimage to mecca. 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.
Anglo scottish aristocrat and landowner evelyn murray had spent childhood winters in north africathere she had been imbued with the muslim way of. Lady evelyns story about her life her conversion and her pilgrimage to mecca are all recorded in her diaries which have recently been republished. Her splendidly islamo caledonian interment symbolised her two worlds.
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. Pilgrimage to mecca lady evelyn cobbold william facey ahmad s. Turkistani no preview available 2009.
Lady evelyn cobbold london. 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. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
She spent the winters of her childhood in algiers often escaping the moorish villa to visit mosques. Arabian publishing 2008 xiii 336 pp. This she did in april 1933 at the age of 66.
Lady evelyn then zainab cobbold died in 1963 and was buried on a hillside on her estate in wester ross. However the symbols used could have been clearer. 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.
Anglo scottish aristocrat and landowner evelyn murray had spent childhood winters in north africathere she had been imbued with the muslim way of. 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.