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Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi and Peyman Eshaghi


Pilgrimage is one of the most significant ritual duties for Muslims, entailing the visitation and veneration of sites associated with the Prophet Muhammad or saintly figures. As demonstrated in this multidisciplinary volume, the lived religion of pilgrimage, defined by embodied devotional practices, is changing in an age characterized by commerce, technology, and new sociocultural and political frameworks. Traveling to and far beyond the Hajj, the most well-known Muslim pilgrimage, the volume’s contributors reveal and analyze emerging contemporary Islamic pilgrimage practices around the world, ... More

Keywords: Islam, pilgrimage, Cult of Saints, Hajj, Muslim culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651460
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Babak Rahimi, editor
University of California San Diego

Peyman Eshaghi, editor
University of Chicago

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