Skip to main content

Annual pilgrimage to Mecca an important part of Muslim faith

Image courtesy of

“The city of Mecca is again welcoming millions of Muslim pilgrims, making the arduous journey from all corners of the globe to what is nowadays Saudi Arabia,” says Furman religion professor Alfons Teipen. In a guest column he wrote for The Greenville News, Teipen offers some history about the ritual and points out parallels between the Abrahamic traditions of the Qur’an and those of the Bible.  In a separate note, Teipen says his hope for the article is “to make Muslims feel more welcome (in Greenville and at Furman), and demonstrate that we are a welcoming and diverse community.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Last updated .

Roe v Wade ruling by Supreme Court affects more than abortion rights

Furman faculty weigh in with expert perspective on health care, history, social justice, education and other aspects of the June 24 decision.

It’s a wrap: Strategic design master’s students shine in package refresh competition

Four Master of Arts in Strategic Design candidates reimagine a legacy package for The Coca-Cola Company.

Elizabeth Allen ’20 M’22 poses with her Guinness World Record-winning chain made of 10,000 Starburst wrappers.

Alum wraps up record-setting feat – link by link

Elizabeth Allen ’20 M’22 reached her goal one Starburst at a time

Bright futures, big city: Dins take on NYC for Career Treks

The Malone Center for Career Engagement organized the treks, which gave students the chance to explore the fields of finance and communications.