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1987 Press Photo Murad, Egypt, pilgrimage

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Caption: A working-class district of Cairo. For Egyptians, Islam has become the new language of politics.The party's official newspaper, Al-Shaab, once quoted Marx; now it quotes the Koran. "Frankly," said Murad, "this is the only way to reach the people."Given Egypt's gloomy ?pride to residents. The scenes retrace a family member's hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that is required of all Muslims at least once in a lifetime.Ahmed made his hajj in 1985, and so he now is called Haji Mahmoud by his family and neighbors..come a tidal wave that sweeps away everything in its path.Meanwhile, the Islamic movement continues to gather strength and momentum from Egypt's middle class.Professional associations that represent..

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