Lady Evelyn Zainab Cobbold


Lady Evelyn Zainab Cobbold was a Scottish aristocrat, and in 1933, was the first British Muslim woman to perform hajj. She wrote:

“The influence of the Hajj cannot be exaggerated. To be a member of that huge congregation gathered together from the four corners of the earth, on this sacred occasion and on the sacred spot, and to join with this mass of humanity, in all humility, in the glorification of God, is to have one’s consciousness impressed by full significance of Islamic ideal, is to be privileged to participate in one of the most soul-inspiring experiences that have ever been granted to human beings.”


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