Classic Readers: A Pilgrimage to Al Madinah and Meccah

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The book is based on the personal experiences of the author. After Burton had gotten permission from the Royal Geographical Society for the trip and had taken leave from the army, he planned to undertake a Hajj, or pilgrimage to the holy cities. It was this journey in 1853 that would make Burton famous. He had extensive knowledge of muslim culture from his time in India, and he carefully studied and practiced the language and intricate mannerisms of the people he would find there. And, to top it off, had himself circumcised to reduce the risk of detection. Burton donned various disguises for his mission, including that of a Pashtun, whose funny accent would hopefully get him off the hook. The trip was quite dangerous:
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March 27, 2012
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