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Lady Evelyn ‘Zainab’ Cobbold

1933 Lady Evelyn ‘Zainab’ Cobbold (1867 – 1963) became the first British-born woman to perform Hajj in 1933, aged 65. She published ‘Pilgrimage to Mecca’ in 1934. Buried following Muslim …

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Joseph Pitts – The First Englishman to Perform Hajj

Joseph Pitts (1663-1739), became a sailor in 1678. Captured by pirates was sold to North African merchants, he was converted to Islam. His master took him to Mecca where he …

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