By C. Snouck Hurgronje

From 1884-1885, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje stayed in Mecca. He grew to become in detail conversant in the everyday life of the Meccans and the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world.

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Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Century: Daily Life, Customs and Learning. The Moslims of the East-Indian Archipelago (Brill Classics in Islam)

From 1884-1885, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje stayed in Mecca. He turned in detail conversant in the lifestyle of the Meccans and the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from worldwide.

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The Abyssinian male slaves are likewise naturally of various types, and are accordingly not all used for the same purposes. All Abyssinians, being considered more refined and more intelligent than the negroes, are much better educated than the latter, and are used as body-servants or business employés. g. one man will take only a Galla woman and another only a Guragé woman for his life-companion. All kinds of African slaves were (1884–1885) obtainable in large quantities through the brokers (dèllâl’s).

At the unloading of the little boats (sambûks, ze’îmahs or qetîrahs) which carry the pilgrims from the roadstead to the shore the guides or their men are in attendance. They hire the porters who carry the pilgrim’s luggage into the town, and they take an active part in the distribution of gifts to the customs officers. They are able quickly to take the measure of their customers, to find out what accommodation they need and for how long, and in what things they take most interest, and from the beginning they BOAT MEN IN JEDDAH WITH THEIR GUILD CHIEF PUBLIC CRIER IN JEDDAH daily life in mekka 33 fix on the lodging that will best suit each customer out of those which they have to dispose of.

So it is said of one who has a short time ago been admitted into a guild: “He has recited the fâtihah with the Sheikh”, or: “a treat of coffee has been given for him”. e. he has put on (the mantle granted by the Government). In such a case the guild-brothers have no traditional claim to be entertained as they have when a new candidate is admitted. The sheikhs then enjoy with the new brother either a meal or coffee with sweetmeats, wish him God’s blessing, and return home. The obedience promised by the guild members extends only to business affairs, and even in these the members are not outside the jurisdiction of the common law.

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