Geography of Pilgrimage with Special Reference to Islam

Space and Culture, India

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Title Geography of Pilgrimage with Special Reference to Islam
Creator Singh, Ravi S.
Ahmad, Sarah
Subject Popular Pilgrimage
Islamic Pilgrimage
Sacred Places
Sacred Sites
Geography of Religions
Social Work
Social Sciences
Description Pilgrimage is a spiritual journey during which pilgrims have a religious experience and feel connected to the faith's spiritual legacy. The sacred sites are the spiritual home for pilgrims which they have read and heard about but never visited or experienced before. With little attention paid to the Islamic pilgrimage, especially by geographers, this review paper is an attempt to provide an overview of the subject matter and seek to put forward possible future research directions. This paper provides a systematic description of pilgrimage in Islam by reviewing the literature on the subject,  analysing the definitions, characteristics, processes, classification and authorisation of pilgrimage in general followed by an overview of Islamic pilgrimage, that is, Ziyarat by defining key terms, discussing the typology and exploring the neglected dimensions in Islamic pilgrimage studies. The study has brought the relics and saints venerated in the Muslim world into focus, which are the essential causes for the origin and continuation of the Ziyarat tradition. It also points out the different occasions and reasons for performing popular pilgrimage in Islam. And lastly, it discusses the future research dimensions of Islamic pilgrimage.
Publisher Alliance for Community Capacity Building
Date 2021-03-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Text and image
Format application/pdf
Source Space and Culture, India; Vol 8 No 4 (2021): Space and Culture, India; 7-21
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Ravi S. Singh, Sarah Ahmad

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