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Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World$
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Babak Rahimi and Peyman Eshaghi

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651460

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.001.0001

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Shrines and Pilgrimage in Southern Kazakhstan

Shrines and Pilgrimage in Southern Kazakhstan

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(p.149) Chapter Six Shrines and Pilgrimage in Southern Kazakhstan
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Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World
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Azim Malikov

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.003.0007

Based on the critical role that pilgrimage plays in Islamic ritual cultures of Central Asia, the chapter starts with introducing Kazakhstan and the saints and shrines of the southern part of this country. Then the chapter discusses the manifestations and features of the Muslims saints and discussed the connection of the shrines and religious policy in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. The article concludes by considering the grave of Khuja Ahmad Yassevi Shrine and some other essential shrines as examples of pilgrimage tradition of this country.

Keywords:   Kazakh Muslims, pilgrimage, shrine, central Asia, Ahmad Yassevi

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