Journey to Mecca

Journey to Mecca is an IMAX® dramatic and documentary feature that tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca.

His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Battuta’s first Hajj. The story is book-ended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world.

Even though its a short film (45 minutes) but it was one of the most beautiful productions I ever saw. Sadly, this talented actor (Shams al-deen) died exactly after shooting the film and he didn’t have the opportunity to watch it. May Allah accept him in jannah Ameen.

IMAX® is known for its films that can take people to places they would otherwise never go, from Mt. Everest to the deep sea to outer space. The Hajj, the longest running congregation of humans annually on planet earth, is definitely a unique experience for the medium. For non- Muslims it is the closest they will ever come to witnessing this extraordinary event, and for Muslims it takes on an even deeper significance.


“To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest, and mutual respect.”
‘President Barak Obama”


4 Responses to “Journey to Mecca”

  1. ganda ilmana Says:

    it’s me again sister..
    assalamu’alayki..kaifa haluk??

    is this a movie, sister? i have not watched it yet..
    sounds interesting and full of beauty scenery in Mecca..

    i wish i could go there oneday..:p

    have u ever watch Le Grand Voyage? it’s a movie abour Mecca too, not the story bout Mecca, it’s about a boy n his father who went to Mecca n found each other along their way to Mecca..(since there are so many differences between them)

  2. Muslimah Says:

    Salam Alykom sister 🙂

    This is a very short film about Ibn Batuta’s journey to Mecca. I would recommend you watch it.

    Thank you for sharing “Le Grand Voyage”, Inshallah I watch it soon 🙂

    Inshallah you go to Mecca Ameen

  3. asqfish Says:

    Asalaam o Alaikum,
    where can we get this from ?
    Jazaaik Allah Khairan!

  4. Muslimah Says:

    Walaykom esalam war’ahmto Allahu wabarakat’hu

    This was viewed on Imax cinema. A 3D short movie.
    Where do you come from? Maybe it’s not shown in your country?

    Jazak Allah Khairan.

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