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  • Pilgrimage and religious tourism in Islam.

    Author(s) : Luz, N.

    Author Affiliation : Social Behavior and Land of Israel Studies, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel.

    Author Email : luznimrod@mx.kinneret.ac.il

    Journal article : Annals of Tourism Research 2020 Vol.82

    Abstract : In recent years scholars have engaged with explorations that tried to account for the pilgrimage vs. tourism conundrum. Among the ideas that emerged was defining an integrative category under the heading of religious tourismreligious tourismSubject Category: Activities
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    . This paper makes the argument that from a purely religious perspective pilgrimage in Islam is nothing but the one mentioned in the Quran; namely the Hajj. Therefore, it is argued, that all other religious Muslim motivated journeys constitute a different category which may be termed; religious tourism. By reframing and reconceptualizing Muslim pilgrimage which is 'beyond the officially sacred' as religious tourism the paper accounts for a plethora of religious voyages and the entire spectrum of Muslim religious voyages.

    ISSN : 0160-7383

    DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2020.102915

    Record Number : 20203323559

    Publisher : Elsevier Ltd

    Location of publication : Oxford

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Descriptor(s) : pilgrimagespilgrimagesSubject Category: Activities
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    , religionreligionSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , religious beliefsreligious beliefsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , religious tourismreligious tourismSubject Category: Activities
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    Identifier(s) : Muslim Countries

    Geographical Location(s) : Islamic Countriesislamic countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Saudi Arabiasaudi arabiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Middle Eastmiddle eastSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , West Asiawest asiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AsiaasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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