Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam

Posted on: February 6th, 2012

The British Museum’s Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam is dedicated to the Hajj; the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The exhibition will examine the significance of the Hajj as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, exploring its importance for Muslims and looking at how its evolved throughout history. It will bring together a wealth of objects, including important historic pieces and contemporary art works They include archaeological material, manuscripts, textiles, historic photographs and contemporary art. Together these objects will evoke and document the experience of Hajj. A wide variety of objects will be lent to the exhibition, from Saudi Arabia, major public and private collections in the UK and around the world, including the British Library and the Khalili Family Trust.

The exhibition runs from 26th of January until the 15th April 2012 at the British Museum.