The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The Cape Hajj Traditions: Past and Present by Mogamat Hoosain Ebrahim.
This wonderful piece of social history delves into the rich world of the Cape Hajj. It describes in great detail the particular traditions and ceremonies before and after the hajj that are associated with the Cape Town Muslim community and recalls the particular status that was given to the hajji at the Cape - a status reflected in the hajji’s dress and demeanour. The author sketches a vivid picture of the main players in the local hajj industry and everything that has characterized the Cape hajj experience over the last three centuries.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/476692805
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Africana Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.