Opus Media Group PLC are delighted to announce an exciting editorial partnership with Tabah Foundation, a prominent Abu Dhabi-based non-profit organisation that seeks to promote Islamic values and scholarship around the world.

Tabah Foundation and Opus Media Group PLC Media will collaborate closely on Journey to Makkah Opus, the definitive photographic and written account that charts the annual pilgrimage that sees three million Muslims travel to the holy city from all over the world.

As well as following the pilgrims’ remarkable physical and spiritual journeys, Journey to Makkah Opus will be the showcase for a vast collection of worldwide Hajj treasures and the finest photography both within Makkah and beyond the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Drawing on Tabah Foundation’s expertise, Journey to Makkah Opus will include definitive first-hand accounts by historical and contemporary pilgrims, alongside chapters by world-renowned Islamic scholars and academics explaining the most important rituals and aspects of Hajj.

Tabah Foundation will assist in sourcing ancient manuscripts, calligraphies and Qur’ans relating to the Hajj and Makkah. The project will also feature incredible contemporary images taken from Journey to Mecca, an IMAX dramatisation and documentary of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage from Tangier to Makkah between 1325 and 1326. Journey to Mecca is a Cosmic Picture Film, produced by Cosmic Picture and SK Films, and distributed by SK Films in association with National Geographic.

‘The Opus team is delighted to welcome this important partnership with Tabah Foundation,’ said Michael Tierney, Journey to Makkah Opus editorial director. ‘In particular, we look forward to their input, experience and guidance on all aspects of this incredible journey. My team and I are looking forward to an insightful and enriching working relationship.

‘Thanks to Tabah Foundation and their extensive and impeccable contacts, readers of Journey to Makkah Opus will benefit from exceptional scholarly insights into every aspect of this spiritual centre of the Islamic world, the sacred birthplace of Muhammad and Islam. Opus Media Group PLC Media is thrilled to be working alongside Tabah Foundation.’

A spokesman for Tabah Foundation said: ‘Tabah Foundation is delighted to join hands with Opus Media Group PLC Media in this magnificent project, Journey to Makkah Opus. The mission of Tabah Foundation is the renewal of contemporary Islamic discourse to fit the needs of humanity. Through this blessed partnership both Tabah Foundation and Opus Media Group PLC Media are hoping to achieve an important and lasting testimony to this very important pillar of Islam.’

Tabah Foundation is a non-profit organisation that attempts to give opinion makers suggestions and recommendations from an Islamic perspective so that they can adopt an informed approach that is beneficial to society. It also sets up practical projects that serve the exalted values of Islam and bring out its splendour as a civilisation.

The Hajj is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world and is the fifth pillar of Islam, an obligation that must be carried out at least once in the lifetime of every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

Tabah Foundation is involved in 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.

For further information on Tabah Foundation please click here

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