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In The Siege of Mecca, acclaimed journalist Yaroslav Trofimov pulls back the curtain on a thrilling, pivotal, and overlooked episode of modern history, examining. The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine by Yaroslav Trofimov. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. READ & DOWNLOAD The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of al-Qaeda By Yaroslav Trofimov [EBOOK EPUB.


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Well Ziauddin Sardar did it. He grew up with the sight of Mecca in his mind and he got to go to the holy city five times. The history one could say he puts into the book is only a dusting of the events of the long period of the Kaaba's existence.

It is a very enjoyable read and fascinating. So what is the future of Mecca?

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To know it's past, present and future one would have to find its soul. The soul of Mecca is in each person, whether Muslim and maybe for some surprisingly non-Muslim alike. For most religions if not perhaps all religions paganism is not really a religion is a common theme. It may seem simple but it's not.

Charlie Chaplin once said the Kingdom of God was in each of us. He wasn't a religious person, he was agnostic, perhaps atheist, however, his beliefs he was right. In each of us as Oscar Wilde said our own heaven and hell and from that our own god, in whatever way we wish to manifest god.

People go on searches for god. Indeed the pilgrims to Mecca are searching for a closer connection to their Allah and still others will go on spiritual journeys looking for god. There is no obvious place that god dwells except within the faithful's heart. Quite a few atheists will go out of their way to vigorously dismiss the notion of god.

The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine

Many cry that with all of the world's woes that occur is proof that there is no god. That somehow the idea of a god is a fixer for all our cruelties and stupidity we inflict on the earth and as such we can just keep repeating this because some upstairs parent will sigh tidy up our messes and leave appropriately afterwards.

I am no advocate for saying the innocent people of something like Hurricane Katrina or millions of orphans being born must have committed some sin in the past and are paying for it in this life.

For we all know that Hurricane Katrina was no act of god and the millions of orphans in the world is not part of some mystical plan of god's either. We are responsible for all of that.

Any atheist would say we, as mortals, have the power to create life and take it away. The universe and all in it was created by gases and we have universes within universes, not made by an obvious white bearded guy in the sky. In the few places where god has been shown as something or described, god is seen as separate from us and predominately male but looks to be human. As this book shows people are desperate for symbols.

Before Islam became what we know of in history the people of Mecca had statues to their gods and goddesses.

We look for symbols constantly to find answers to questions we can't really begin to ask. These symbols give us no answers. Symbols are guides, however, like most guides are often misleading.

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In modern life we have gone back to the old god of Money. We trail after it all our lives for one reason after another.

What keeps us asking for the meaning of life? What keeps Ziauddin Sardar believing in the holiness of Mecca despite what is happening to it? The answer is in the book and within ourselves. The first of his work I read was way back 20 odd years ago, a book called 'Desperately Seeking Paradise. This book, Mecca, the Sacred City is a compilation of Mecca's history, a rather all encompassing work, in my opinion.

The subject being historical can be rather dry if not properly handled, but I find myself breezing through the book like a novel. My Absolute Darling: My Best Friend's Exorcism: My Sister, the Serial Killer: Natchez Burning: Never Surrender: No Stone Unturned: Not in God's Name: On Slavery's Border: On the Road: The Original Scroll: Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F.

One of the Family: Original Zinn: Osman's Dream: Pinot Red or Dead? Prodigal Summer: Read Between the Lines: Revolutionary Mothers: Seek and Hide: Seven Pillars of Wisdom: Shadow Puppet: Ship of Fools: Slavery and the Founders: Sour Heart: Such Good Girls: Sum It Up: Survival in the Shadows: Team of Rivals: Tell the Wolves I'm Home: Temptations of Power: Testament of Youth: The American Agent: The Arab Uprisings: The Art of Deduction: The Artificial River: The Assembler of Parts: Scott Fitzgerald.

The Benghazi Report: Review of the Terrorist Attacks on U. The Blue Notebook: The Body in the Castle Well: The Boo: The Book of Contemplation: The Bully Pulpit: The Buried Girl: The Butler: The Crazyladies of Pearl Street: The Crisis of Islam: The Crossing: The Crossroads Brotherhood Trilogy: The Crossroads Brotherhood: The Devil in the White City: The End of Everything: The Faithful Executioner: The Fever: The Fires of Jubilee: The First Muslim: The Flamethrowers: The Gentrification of the Mind: The Girl in the Ice: The Glass Castle: The Good Teacher: The Great War for Civilisation: The Green Mile: The Heart's Invisible Furies: The Hiding Place: The History of Jihad: The House of Cards Complete Trilogy: The Ice Storm: The Israelis: The Kitchen House: The Last Magazine: The Legend of Ragnar Lodbrok: The Lost Boy: The Midnight Line: The Mistresses of Cliveden: The Moviegoer: The Muralist: The Myth of the Lost Cause: The Ocean at the End of the Lane: The Party: The People and Their Peace: The Plot to Kill King: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: The Prince of Tides: The Quest for the Historical Israel: Debating Archaeology and the History of Early Israel: The Racing Factions: The Radium Girls: The Reaper: The Revenant Express: The Rules: The Scorpion's Sting: The Siege of Mecca: The Sister: The Story of My Life: The Story Sisters: The Templars: The History and the Myth: The Vanishing Man: The Way of the Strangers: The Women of Duck Commander: The Yezidis: They Called Him Wild Bill: Things That Matter: Tipping the Velvet: To Hell and Back: To Kill a Mockingbird: Tom Clancy's Net Force: Triple Jeopardy: Vespasian Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition 3: War Is a Racket: Warriors of God: Watcher in the Woods: Way of the Wolf: We Need New Names: Werewolves in Their Youth: What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam: White Dresses: White Trash: Witness to a Trial: Free The Siege of Mecca: In The Siege of Mecca, acclaimed journalist Yaroslav Trofimov pulls back the curtain on a thrilling, pivotal, and overlooked episode of modern history, examining its repercussions on the Middle East and the world.

On November 20, , worldwide attention was focused on Tehran, where the Iranian hostage crisis was entering its third week. That same morning, gunmen stunned the world by seizing the Grand Mosque in Mecca, creating a siege that trapped , people and lasted two weeks, inflaming Muslim rage against the United States and causing hundreds of deaths.

Trofimov interviews for the first time scores of direct participants in the siege, and draws upon hundreds of newly declassified documents.

With the pacing, detail, and suspense of a real-life thriller, The Siege of Mecca reveals the long-lasting aftereffects of the uprising and its influence on the world today. Home Truman 3, Days in Captivity: Tuchman Black and Blue: Bourne Day of the Oprichnik: Sears Failure Is Not an Option:The Flamethrowers: Ziauddin started the book with a narration about his fifth Hajj; done in Ibn Battutta style, or rather an attempt at Hajj in the style of Ibn Battutta, complete with beast of burden in the form of Genjiz the homosexual donkey.

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Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Trofimov interviews for the first time scores of direct participants in the siege, and draws upon hundreds of newly declassified documents. Here Comes the Sun: Girl A: It has always been And it will always be. Wherever they may be on God's benevolent earth, Muslims turn towards the Kaaba during their five daily prayers.

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