صورة الحرمين الشريفين في رحلة علي الطنطاوي وغلام رسول مهر (دراسة مقارنة) The Image of Two Holy Places in travelogues of Ali Tantawi and Ghulam Rasool Mehar Section Islamic Literature
The Travelogue is a literary category that shows the conditions of nations or peoples in terms of history, geography, civilization, politics, economy and culture. At a time when modern communication tools were not, trips were an important and essential source for obtaining information about different places and societies. Travelogue provides chance to learn more, and it is not just a recording of evidence, but rather sheds light on aspects of life such as feelings, emotions, events and others. And Muslims make their journey to the Two Holy Places for various purposes such as Hajj, Umrah and visits to the different holy places in them. Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam. The trip of the Two Holy Places, with its different types, differs from other trips, because it includes spiritual and faith meanings. And longing for God and His Messenger, may God bless Him and grant Him peace. We conducted a comparative study between the Travelogues "Nafhat Al-Harm" by Sheikh Ali Al-Tantawi, and "Safar Hijaz" by Ghulam Rasool Mehar. Comparison is a fertile source of human knowledge, and it leads essential facts in the very subject. The article compares the travelogues in their depiction of history, religion, politics, geography and society. For this purpose, the main focus is on the style, description, narration and characters in both of the travelogues. The article consists of four sections. The first section provides an introduction of both Travelogues and their summaries. The second section presents a comparison of both travelogues in terms of their subjects. The third section is devoted to compare the travelogues in terms of style and narration, while the last section provides the conclusion.