With the upcoming start of the hajj, the tawaf; pilgrims circle the House of God built by our father Adam peace be upon him and rebuilt by Abraham and Ishamael peace be upon them– the circling is the initial rite of the hajj. Covered in this original English poem by international poet from #Mecca Ni’mah Isma’il Nawwab with footage by Turkish #filmmaker Omer Faruk Aksoy and music by Al Firdaus Ensemble, Granada, Spain
This is part of a series of poems on the pinnacle of the #journey of a lifetime. #hajj #pilgrimage
A flight into the imagery, feelings and sights invoked by various aspects #hajj in a series of new releases. Seven Upon Seven showcases the initial rite of the pilgrimage with filming by Turkish filmmaker Omer Faruk Aksoy and music by Al Firdaus Ensemble.