Makkah to Madinah: A Photographic Journey of the Hijrah Route
This book is the culmination of several years of research driven by the simple desire to determine as precisely as possible the exact route of the Hijrah. In the course of the study, the author conducted dozens of field expeditions, collecting data, recording GPS coordinates, identifying landmarks, calculating distances, and covering as much as possible the entire route by foot. He also examined every available resource from Hadith and Seerah literature and narrations, to historical documents, maps from the eighteenth century through the present, as well as conducting extensive interviews with local residents to gleam information handed down through the generations.
Dr Abdullah Alkadi began his university career studying Architecture and Planning at King Faisal University in Dammam in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his education in the United States, completing both his Master of Science Degree and a Ph.D in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State University in Oregon.