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Muslim Women's Association of Pittsburgh

MWAP Eid Al-Adha Literary Pick:  

Reflections and Recollections of the Fifth Pillar 

In 2001 a group of 12 Muslims from Pittsburgh embarked on a Journey to Saudi Arabis. This journey is required once in a life time if the Muslim is able to make it. The group included Muslims form all walks of life including an electrician, a psychologist, an Imam, two bus drivers, a school administrator, a student, a receptionist and others. This group was the largest group of African American Muslims form Pittsburgh to make the journey as a group. This group included 3 sisters would remain together through out the pilgrimage. One of this threesome penned her journey in a self published book "Reflections and Recollections of the Fifth Pillar." The book examines the various aspects of Hajj in narratives that inform, educate and entertain the reader. It will will be part of MWAP's literary suggestions leading up to Eid Al-Adha.  

The book can be picked up at the Few of a Kind store, 2031/2 N. Craig Street, Pittsburgh,  Pa. 15232; for the modest price of $10.00. There will be an extra $3.00d fee for it to be mailed. The proceeds from this book go will towards the Muslim Women's Shelter, The Guest House, project.  


Request for mailed copies should be made to MWAP Treasurer, Mary Martin. Checks or money orders should be made out to Muslim Women's Associations of Pittsburgh, in the memo section please indicate if it is for The Guest House. 


Book discussions can be arranged if enough request it. 

Don't delay, get your copy today! 


-Intisar Ismaeli