I’ve always thought of myself as a person who has a interesting background and childhood. My childhood would consist of fails, near death experiences, and anything crazy or out of the ordinary from other people’s childhoods. Most of my days would consist of going to school, seeing something amazing or crazy, go home, and do homework. Occasionally, I would go to the park where i would explore new places or just walk around and try to make new friends. Most of the time, I would just explore my surroundings and enjoy nature as much as I can. Whenever I would go to El Salvador, I would walk around in big forest and enjoy how fresh the air is. The air over in the countryside is pure and makes you feel at peace due how low the co2 levels are in
Ibn Battuta’s 1331 journey to West Africa provides a contrast of two worlds: Battuta’s pre-modern Islamic culture conflicting with African societies’ interpretation of Muslim beliefs and tribal traditions. He is especially critical of the various roles of women he observes—thus, allowing us insight into his own judgments formed by his culture and society.
Hajj is a once-in-a-life time obligation upon Islamic adherents whose health and means permit it. It is an essential part of Muslim faith and practice as it is the fifth pillar of faith, symbolises central concepts of Islam and commemorates the trials of the Prophet Ibrahim. Hajj provides individuals with the opportunity for spiritual rebirth through developing a closer relationship with Allah as well as fulfilling the five pillars of Islam. The global Islamic community are also united through submission to the will and communal worship of their “one God” Allah.
Now, there are several salient points that can be made about Symoné’s comments. Symoné’s concern with her inability to accurately trace her African roots is reminiscent of the Pan-Africanist point of view. In this interview, Raven is privileging the Pan- African point of view, deciding that her blackness cannot be validated unless she can show a clear connection to Africa. The Pan-Africanist point of view came about during the time of 18th century slave revolts and continued throughout the 19th century abolitionist movements and the rise of new antisystemic movements in the 1960s (Lao-Montes 311).
Richard Turere is a 13 year old boy from Kenya whose backyard is basically Nairobi National park. His father owns cows and since there is no fence in the south part animals such as zebras are able to roam freely. This puts them at risk for being eaten by the lions that too, roam freely. In Richard's culture which belongs to the Maasai people, animals are held on a high pedestal and valued in the same way. As a result of the free-roaming lions engaging in their natural instinct of predation, the livestock of the families began to decrease. Richard took notice and began to stir within himself, hate for the lions. He was not the only one. The morans, or warriors, that protect the people and livestock, were also upset. Richard decided that he was
Imagine being one of the most powerful and richest ever in the entire world, that was the case for Mansa Musa. Additionally, Musa was an emperor of the wealthy West African Mali Empire in which he was and still is, the richest man in the world with an estimated four-hundred billion. Moreover, he was devoted to the religion Islam and made a pilgrimage to Mecca from West Africa to worship. Therefore, Mansa Musa’s had reasons that demonstrated his devotion to Islam, which are his pilgrimage to Mecca, his elected religion while though his empire, it was populated by a mixture of people with different religions, and with money since he did not need to have a religion or follow one with power and money like he had, yet he believed in it and stayed with it until death.
One journey, thousands of pounds of gold, thousands of slaves and servants, a hundred camels, and one man spread the Islamic religion for a hajj of four thousand miles. The journey of Mansa Musa was a famous trip that stretched from the ancient city of Mali to Mecca, the birthplace of Islam. Mansa Musa, a rich, prosperous man who took advantage of situations to benefit himself, not only wanted to spread Islam throughout his hajj, but to show off his wealth, to give compulsorily, and accumulate trade partners.
Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which is the most holy city to Muslims. Hajj is also one of the five pillars of Islam, meaning that it is very important. It is mandatory for all Muslims who are physically and financially able to make this pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Hajj usually takes place from the 8th to the 12th of the last month in the Islamic calendar (Dhu al-Hijjah), meaning that the dates for Hajj changes every year. In contrast to Hajj, Umrah is the pilgrimage to Mecca, which can be done at any point in the year. Millions of Muslims make this journey to Mecca every year, because Mecca is the holiest site in all of Islam. It is the holiest due to the fact that it contains the sacred mosque that was proclaimed the site for pilgrimage by the Prophet Muhammad in 630 AD. Medina is the second holiest site for Muslims, it is where Muhammad is buried. The topic that I have chosen is the Umra certificate, which is a 15th century scroll depicting the pilgrimage to Mecca. In this paper, I will be discussing who made the scroll, where it was made, when/why it was made, and finally what was this particular
Sundiata was not the only influential king of ancient Mali. Mansa Musa (1280-1337), the tenth king of Mali and the grandson of Sundiata’s half brother, made a huge impact on the Mali empire. In 1312, Mansa Musa was elected as the emperor of Mali, becoming the civilization's first Muslim ruler. (BlackPast). He was almost fluent in Arabic and was “described as a Muslim traditionalist” (BlackPast). Mansa Musa is best known for his four thousand mile pilgrimage to Mecca. Because he was so powerful and rich, with him on his journey, Mansa Musa brought hundreds of slaves, artisans, and gold. On his pilgrimage, Mansa Musa gave out gold to the poor and in Cairo, Egypt he distributed such a large amount of gold, that the value of it declined! Mansa Musa met Muslim scholars, merchants, and architects
Dr. Ivan Van Sertima is a regarded researcher and creator. His book, "They Preceded Columbus," and eliminates any confusion air on many misinterpretations on the planet made by previous history specialists. He begins by expressing that Africans came to America as bosses/rulers before they were subjugated. He utilizes confirm from
Mansa Musa, the extremely wealthy king of the Mali Empire stayed in Egypt on his marvelous pilgrimage to Mecca. Musa, a devoted Muslim, is making his pilgrimage to Mecca to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam. He left Mali with 100 camel-loads of gold and many slaves and servants. He has been very charitable with his money, in fact, according to a Mamluk official, “...he did me extreme honor and treated me with the greatest courtesy. . . . [He sent] to the royal treasury many loads of unworked native gold and other valuables”. The king has handed out much gold to the poor during his journey, so much, in fact, that the value of gold coins dropped in Cairo! While in the Mamluk Sultanate, Mansa was hesitant to kiss the ground and the sultan’s
The video Africa: Caravans of Gold starts out focusing on a scene of Mali which is now a fairly poor area in Africa, although it once was a great center for trade some several hundred years ago. Their economy brought people from all over because it is heavily built on gold trade. It was stated by the narrator that someone who walks around wearing their gold in the Mali markets should feel just as safe as someone from another area would feel in their home. Although the gold they wear is no just for show, in their culture they wear their wealth and status with the gold. Unlike here in the United states its not the design that really matters it’s the size that makes matters to these people. Seeing the video I find it so hard to believe that people
Pilgrimage /Christian, Muslim A Study of the Christian Pilgrimage to the Holy Land And the Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca
Monica Parada Prof. Scott Budzynski ARTH 340 - Art Since 1945 Africa visits the afterlife. We were asked to research and write a paper about a contemporary artist or piece. Personally I don’t find it very entertaining to talk about the same art piece for 10 pages. I won’t lie, it was a struggle figuring out the topic for my paper, but after Simon Njami’s visit to our class I was drawn African Art and became interested in exploring the Divine Comedy exhibition curated by Njami himself.
1. Briefly summarize what you saw in the documentary The video starts off with showing the different religious rituals of the pilgrims, and then the video shows three different pilgrims in Malaysia, South Africa, and America. With that being said, they come to Mecca as a Sacred pilgrimage, and talks about how many people come, they com year round, and how it sacred territory. The video talks a lot about the Kaaba and the significance of that, how people, come around and worship what it means. Next the video shows many people strong in their faith who give wonderful insights. For example, they show one man who shows us what to wear and how to dress, and that the Hajj is a sign for redemption and continues to say Islam is one of the fast growing religions. It continues and briefly mentions Muhammad throughout the film. The video continues, and eventually shows that charity is a basic principle for the pilgrims, what pilgrims traded, and when it’s time for prayer everything stops. The video then continues and describes the reason for Mina tents, the schedule for the ritual sanctity, and eventually talks about the story of Abraham and Isaac. It continues to show the ritual of stoning, rejecting evil, cutting their hair,