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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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Embodiment and Messianic Experience in the Making of Digital Pilgrimage

(p.207) Chapter Nine Jamkaran
Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi

University of North Carolina Press

The author of this article discusses the experiences of Iranian Shiite pilgrims to a mosque where a special connection to Mahdi is expected. In this article, he focuses mostly on the representations of this pilgrimage in the Iranian social media. He shows how social media, in the case of Jamkaran mosque, contributed to the networking of pilgrimage and how this digitized pilgrimage is embodied in different digital scopes. Therefore, a strong relationship between digital technology and pilgrimage appears as a set of individual and social experiences.

Keywords:   Shiite Iran, occultation, Mahdi, Messianism, social media, Jamkaran mosque, digitized pilgrimage

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