The Book.” The Haj .” The Author : Leon Uris.

Leon Uris ,( 1924-2003 ) an acclaimed world wide best seller American author,historian and thinker.He was well known for his researches and studied when he wrote his books.Many of his books became Hollywood box office success.His well known book ” Exodus ” became the most watched movie in 1958.

His book the,”Haj” concentrates on the Haj,the annual pilgrimage which Muslims make to Mecca in Saudi Arabia .Muslims believe by circling Mecca 7 times and performing the Haj rituals ,their sins will be forgiven and they will become as pure as new born baby.When they return to their hometowns they slaughter animals in atonement for their sins.This is an ancient rituals more than 5000 years old.

They create their own paradise and hell.Leon Uris exposes the Islamic mysterious culture,theology and doctrine very eloquently . Muslims absolutely obey the Islamic teaching unquestionably .They uphold male domination societies and reject female equality to a male.The poor and poverty struck people hate education ,distrust their rulers yet they fear them.

The climax of the book is centered upon the Middle-East,Muslim culture,absent of freedom,democracy and human civil rights.Muslims utmost aim is to establish the rigid Sharia law.

Revenge in the Islamic teaching is Sacred and they take it very seriously . Hate is considered Nobel towards the infidels and whoever criticizes Islam .Anger in their understanding is power and strength to dominate the none believers.

Muslims consider Islam is their real identity not their nationality.( A Muslim would say ,” l am Muslim then I am Egyptian or Iraqi.”) Jihadism is an obligation to spread Islam for the sake of their Allah.(Chapter 9 verses 5-11 of the Koran ) .The core of their secretive ideology is summoned in these teachings which they believe are irreversible.They are nurtured with wthese teachings from their early childhood.These teachings are considered their daily constitution.

I Against my Brother.
Me and my Brother Against our father.
My Family Against my Cousin and the Clan.
The Clan Against the Tribe.
The Tribe Against the World.
And all of us Against the Infidels.

Their religious book tells them that they are Right and the rest of the world are wrong.They are Good and the rest of the world are Bad.They are Superior and the none believers are weak,inferior and worthless . Its impossible that a Muslim will love the other and consider him as equal.

(( Last week 13 young boys were executed by the savage Islamic State thugs because they were watching a soccer game on TV. Is this a merciful or human teachings ? )) J.M.Sabbagh- ))

25 thoughts on “The Book.” The Haj .” The Author : Leon Uris.

  1. Cynthia Jobin January 31, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Good review of the Leon Uris book. I read Exodus many years ago, but I have not read The Haj. Uris is an entertaining and informative author. Thank you, Jalal

    • jmsabbagh January 31, 2015 / 10:34 pm

      You welcome Cynthia .Uris as a part of my studied in college.Back in Baghdad University.Warm regards.

  2. jakesprinter January 31, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Leon Uris work, I`m going to search his quote later🙂

    • jmsabbagh January 31, 2015 / 11:05 pm

      Thank you for commenting Uris was a unique author.Jaalal

  3. raechelshearttoheart February 1, 2015 / 3:07 am

    my best friend since i was eleven’s father was a baptist minister…one day when i was 18, her mother made a comment about sacrificing animals at the synagogue. my friend was horrified.they taught her mother that we still do that after 5000 years…if i was alive 5000 years ago, they would have sacrificed me, b/c i wouldn’t let anyone hurt an animal.

    • jmsabbagh February 1, 2015 / 4:24 am

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.Paganism is alive nowadays. The many follow blindly a doctrine or ideology without knowing any thing about it. Best regards.Jaalal

    • jmsabbagh February 1, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting.There are 1 1/2 billion Muslims who are doing nothing to stop this monstrous Horror call Islamic State “ISIS” they are decapitating innocent people .In Nigeria Boko Haram is kidnapping little girls and selling them as sex slaves.Why Islam don’t stop these fanatic?.Have a nice day

      • swamiyesudas February 2, 2015 / 4:02 am

        That is Very well said. But, to be frank, do You find the pope saying anything useful, really useful, for world peace? Except platitudes? Ditto for the dalai lama. And let us remember that hindu and buddhist religious leader are silent in this. If anything, they instigate violence.

      • jmsabbagh February 2, 2015 / 4:10 am

        Great observation .These religious leaders need to unify their efforts to help the victims of violence doctrines around the glob.Have a blessed week.jaalal

  4. swamiyesudas February 2, 2015 / 4:00 am

    I have read the Exodus, and liked it. Surprised that Leon has written another book, the Haj! He must be very old! And 5000 year old rituals? Does not sound convincing. …As for Religion first, I agree to that too. I am a Christian first, and then a World citizen.

    • jmsabbagh February 2, 2015 / 4:20 am

      l believe religion is between God and man,no one has the right to force the other to follow his religion .Best regards.

  5. Mike February 2, 2015 / 11:28 am

    I read all of Uris’s books many years ago and remember The Haj clearly – a fine story. I also have the picture book on Ireland ‘A Terrible Beauty’ that he wrote with his wife Jill, who took a the photographs. A very talented author.

    • jmsabbagh February 2, 2015 / 5:44 pm

      l appreciate your comment.Uris was a gifted author.Regards.

  6. pleisbilongtumi February 4, 2015 / 1:28 am

    This is interesting!!! i wish i could find this book in my country, but I am sure such of this book will not be easy to enter my country.

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the countries in the Middle East, the Constitution of the country is the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet,where the law is siding with human rights (Human Rights). The basic law of the country spring is Shariah (basic law of government) which is sourced from the revelation (Qur’an and Sunnah), and Ijtihad. in the implementation of its political subdivisions, including any applicable law therein requires knowledge to explain it in detail. Is Saudi Arabia really an Islamic State?

    Concerning the book, I do not understand why this book titled “The Haj”, if the contents are not purely discusses religious faith, not confound the people towards their religious obligations with the constitutional of Saudi Arabia. Islam is not only theirs, but belongs to the world.

    • jmsabbagh February 4, 2015 / 4:59 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting.Indonesia,Malaysia ,are moderate Islam ,you have civil laws.You Have Film industry ,women are treated fairly.They are not forced to wear hijab or Burque.Saudi Arabia is 100% WAHABI faith (Puritan sect.)The book is over 500 pages about the ritual of HAJ and Pilgrims.l think you Know the rituals when you go to Haj.Of course Muslims are not allowed to read any book about Islam specially written by an infidel like Leon Uris or Bernard Lewis.Knowledge is the most precious diamond in life ,,WHEN a man is deprived of this element he becomes a blind and follows any religion blindly. My respect and regards.Jalal Michael Sabbagh.

      • pleisbilongtumi February 4, 2015 / 6:24 am

        Mecca and Medina are the two holy cities where those non-Muslims are not allowed to enter these regions even to work for a contractor. It appears strange that Lion could write about the rituals of Hajj.

        As you say that religion is between God and man, no one has the right to force the other to follow his religion as well as Islam in Indonesia believe that your religion is yours and my religion is mine.

        We are always concerned when reading about religion (any religion) which is blended with something else only for certain purposes. My regards, Muhammad.

      • jmsabbagh February 4, 2015 / 6:40 am

        Thank you Muhammad for the reply.

  7. thefeatheredsleep October 14, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    Brilliant! !! This book changed my life I want so much to do more.

    • jmsabbagh October 14, 2015 / 4:40 pm

      Be blessed and be well.l am glad you liked the book.J

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