Middle East

Two geographers have documented the impact of Mecca’s pilgrimage on Mecca’s landmarks for more than half a century.


Saudi Gazette Report

MAKKAH-Two talented Saudi geographers have documented how the Mecca pilgrimage ritual scene has helped transform Um Alkra for over 50 years.

At major events and occasions, there are no invisible details, except for careful researchers who write and monitor diligently and carefully to make a difference. Two prominent geographers in Macca were aware of the impact. They are Professor Ramji al-Zahrani and Professor Miraji Mirza, who realized the value of these details in the scene of the annual Mecca pilgrimage, and their research trip is faithful to the transformation of the Qibla Um Alkra. I have decided to become a witness. Of Muslims in the world.

Al-Zahrani, who told Asharq Al-Ausat, said: Every year, and each of us, we took pictures because of our passion for photography. “

Al-Zahrani focuses on using the value of photographs to support geographic data and evidence. Geographers are interested in using important concepts such as space, place, and landscape, and using them in lectures, research, and educational courses.

Mirza focuses on strengthening his role and developing his project as one of the most credible and authentic figures in Macca’s history. He was the first to pioneer the geographic and cartographic scene, drawing boundaries, maps and geographic features, exploring environmental disciplines to bring direct benefits to all forms of life. ..

Interested in recording Mecca’s memory as a sanctuary, he collected 500,000 photographs and paintings about Mecca. It played its original role in enriching the library with many books that reference his valuable efforts to monitor development. And the transformation of Macca’s spatiotemporal identity.

As a result of these efforts, a qualitative product named “McCa Alm Karama from the Sky” was born in 2015, which contained 148 images that comprehensively included the time and place axes. It marks the last stages of Macca’s growth for more than half a century, featuring ancient alleys and neighborhoods, modern streets, mosques surrounding the sky, and flats that decorate the globe.

McCa’s aerial photography dating back to the mid-1960s led researchers to this idea. King Salman, the guardian of the Custodian of the Second St., praised and recommended the completion of the project when researchers considered the first draft when visiting the Arsafa Palace in Mecca. The English version of this book was deposited as legal deposit at the British Library in London, one of the most important and largest national libraries in the world.

The vast amount of information, photographs and documents obtained from the joint trip of Macca geographers can see the light of solid works that increase the repertoire of scientific and research efforts related to Mecca during the regular religious season. I hope you can. Professor Al-Zahrani said: “Thousands of images have been collected by us and are still waiting to be used in printed matter.”

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/622795/SAUDI-ARABIA/Two-geographers-document-impact-of-Hajj-on-Makkah-landmarks-over-half-a-century?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link Two geographers have documented the impact of Mecca’s pilgrimage on Mecca’s landmarks for more than half a century.

Back to top button