The Official Journey to Makkah Opus was made possible through the continued support and advice of Cosmic Picture, founded in 2004 by Taran Davies and Dominic Cunningham-Reid.
The makers of the award-winning IMAX dramatic and documentary film ‘Journey to Mecca’, Cosmic Picture focus on the creation of dynamic giant-screen multimedia experiences to enhance people’s knowledge of history, religion, geography and culture.
‘Journey to Mecca’ tells the story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the old world, who travelled three times further than Marco Polo following his pilgrimage from Tangier to Makkah in the year 1325. Ibn Battuta’s perilous journey resonates with danger and adventure while presenting a unique picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century.
The film is book-ended by a spectacular close-up examination of the contemporary Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage that draws over three million pilgrims to Makkah each year and is one of history’s longest running and most spectacular rites.
Journey to Makkah is a Cosmic Picture Film, produced by Cosmic Picture and SK Films, and distributed by SK Films in association with National Geographic.
King Abdulaziz Public Library
The Official Journey to Makkah Opus was made possible through the continued support and advice of the King Abdulaziz Public Library, based in Saudi Arabia.
The library seeks to disseminate knowledge and culture in Saudi society, emphasising the Islamic and Arabic heritage and the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its founder, King Abdulaziz. It seeks to offer a high level of excellence in service in order to meet the expectations of its patrons, answer their needs and earn their satisfaction
The King Abdulaziz Public Library is a philanthropic institution that was founded and supported by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of its Board of Directors.
The establishment of the library and the noble goals it incorporates have all been designed to enable it to reach the highest levels of perfection in all its departments and its various areas of endeavour, employing the most modern and advanced methods in the service of culture and knowledge.
King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies
The Official Journey to Makkah Opus was made possible through the continued support and advice of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, in Saudi Arabia.
The King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies was established in 1983. Based in Riyadh, the centre is an independent, not-for-profit institution financed by the King Faisal Foundation. The centre focuses on issues affecting the Arab and Muslim worlds, and organises a number of conferences each year.
King Faisal’s devotion to Islam and its traditions were hallmarks of his life. The King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies was born out of respect for the King’s beliefs and the significance he attached to Islamic culture and learning.
Through libraries, rare manuscripts, exhibitions and lectures, the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies seek to provide paths along which succeeding generations can benefit from the legacy of this learning.
The King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies takes pride in preserving and promoting Islamic heritage and in encouraging research so these traditions can continue. The Centre is a forum for the eloquent statement of Arab-Islamic culture. If, as a result, scholars are influenced and inspired, and if valuable knowledge comes to light and is imparted to a wide audience, the centre’s objectives will have been achieved.
The Official Journey to Makkah Opus was made possible through the continued support and advice of Tabah Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in the United Arab Emirates that offers suggestions and recommendations to Islamic opinion-makers so that they can adopt a wise approach that is beneficial to wider society.
It also creates practical projects that serve the exalted values of Islam and bring out its splendour as a civilisation. Tabah Foundation encourages the preparation of research works, cadres and institutions for the development of a clear Islamic discourse, and its dissemination to the rest of the world in a manner that broadens the scope of understanding.