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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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Economies of Piety at the Syrian Shrine of Sayyida Zaynab

Economies of Piety at the Syrian Shrine of Sayyida Zaynab

(p.172) Chapter Seven Economies of Piety at the Syrian Shrine of Sayyida Zaynab
Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Edith Szanto

University of North Carolina Press

The author of this article has focused on the shrine of Sayyida Zaynab on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. The shrine is visited by Iraqi, Afghan, and Iranian Shiite Muslims. This chapter provides a brief history of the shrine town and examines the geographical distribution of economic activities in the shrine town. By examining the various pious "economic” activities in and around the shrine, she contributes to a more nuanced understanding of how space and consumerism influence religious practices and consumer relationships.

Keywords:   Shiites, Pilgrimage, Zaynab, economics of pilgrimage, Damascus, Syria, consumerism

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