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City of Beginnings

Robyn Creswell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the ... More


. The Gun Dance

Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

in The Road to Martyrs' Square: A Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305593
eISBN:
9780199850815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.003.0053
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter describes the exchange of ideas between Rushdi and Abu–Surur, with Abu–Surur this time having the role of the interviewer. It is unclear why, here at the end of The Giants, Rushdi has ... More


Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Robert R. Bianchi

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Each year, more than two million pilgrims from over 100 countries converge on the holy city of Mecca to reenact the ritual dramas that Muslims have been performing for centuries. While it is first ... More


Islam in Senegal: Maintaining A Delicate Balance

Charlotte A. Quinn and Frederick Quinn

in Pride, Faith and Fear: Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195063868
eISBN:
9780199834587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195063864.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islam in Senegal is at the threshold of political change, as a shift in power takes place among the Sufi brotherhoods (tariqa). Within the next decade, the growing Mouridiya brotherhood, founded by ... More


The Growth of the Hajj: Global and Regional Trends

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Geographically and culturally, today’s hajj is nearly universal. The highest rates of hajj activity are still in countries closest to Mecca, but air travel allows Muslims throughout Asia, Africa, ... More


Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi and Peyman Eshaghi (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

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 ... More


The Daghūghiyyūn Sharīfs and Scholars of the Family of al-Ḥājj Settle in the Central Sahara

H. T. Norris

in Ṣūfī Mystics of the Niger Desert: Sidi Mahmud and the Hermits of Aïr

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198265382
eISBN:
9780191682889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265382.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter discusses the important influence of the Sharīfian Daghūghiyyūn amongst the Sūfīs of the Central Sahara in the late medieval period. One of the scholars, al-Hājj Abū'l-Hudā al-Sūqī, was ... More


Controlling Politics and Bureaucratising Religion

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It examines the ways in which colonial government distinguished private from public matters and modern from traditional government, allowing religious or cultural practices to continue while ... More


Textualism and Anthropology: On the Ethnographic Encounter, or an Experience in the Hajj

Abdellah Hammoudi

in Being There: The Fieldwork Encounter and the Making of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257757
eISBN:
9780520943438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257757.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter focuses on the specific form of textualism that moves away from fieldwork, in the sense of a prolonged encounter and conversation with some people, and privileges encounter through the ... More


Historical Background

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the Ayyubid and earlier Mamluk periods, Quseir al-Qadim, by some distance the closest port to Qus, was re-occupied after a break of a thousand years. Its key characteristics provide an ... More


Unity Ends

Hillel Cohen and Haim Watzman

in Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252219
eISBN:
9780520933989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252219.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The Peel Commission commenced its work in November 1936. Its members traveled through the country, heard testimony from both sides, and could see that the British administration had reasserted ... More


Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T. E. Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt

Nicholas J. Saunders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198722007
eISBN:
9780191895746
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722007.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This book explores the once-hidden conflict landscape along the Hejaz Railway in the desert sands of southern Jordan. Built at the beginning of the twentieth century. This railway track stretched ... More


Conclusion

Hillel Cohen and Haim Watzman

in Army of Shadows: Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252219
eISBN:
9780520933989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252219.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The study of Palestinian history during the British Mandate generally focuses on the national movement led by the mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. Arabs who opposed al-Husseini or ... More


Blessing Falling from the Sky

David Henig

in Remaking Muslim Lives: Everyday Islam in Postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043291
eISBN:
9780252052170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043291.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the dynamics unfolding around the politics of Muslim holy sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. It focuses on the outdoor spaces of veneration and prayer (dovište), from small ... More


Into the Ghost-land

Nicholas J. Saunders

in Desert Insurgency: Archaeology, T. E. Lawrence, and the Arab Revolt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198722007
eISBN:
9780191895746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722007.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

This chapter describes the arrival of the Great Arab Revolt Project (GARP) archaeologists at the derelict Hejaz Railway—GARP’s main study area—which snakes across the deserts and wadis of southern ... More


A Metaphor for Civil Society?: Marriage and “Rights Talk” in the KhĀtamī Period

in Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Fataneh Hajj Sayyed Javadi's The Morning After and Zoya Pirzad's I'll Turn Out the Lights in the context of women's rights within marriage and civil society debates in Iran. It ... More


Sacrifice and Pilgrimage: Body Politics and the Origins of Muslim Pilgrimage

Brannon Wheeler

in Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651460
eISBN:
9781469651484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651460.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The author tries to find the origins of pilgrimage to Mecca in the pre-Islam era. Focusing on the pre-Islamic practices that linked pilgrimage, sacrifice, and visitation of the dead in the Arabian ... More


Periodical Public Festivals, & c.

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This and the following two chapters describe the many public festivals celebrated in Cairo, starting off in the first month of Muslim year, Moharram. This chapter explains that this was a period ... More


1923–1929: Christians and a Divided National Movement

Noah Haiduc-Dale

in Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676033
eISBN:
9780748684304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676033.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter begins with an examination of one of Britain’s most substantial creations: the Supreme Muslim Council. This religious organization, dominated by Hajj Amin al-Husayni, became the centre ... More


1936–1939: Standing Aloof? Arab Christians and the Great Revolt

Noah Haiduc-Dale

in Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676033
eISBN:
9780748684304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676033.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Scholars have long highlighted Christians’ inactivity in the “Great Revolt”, the major Palestinian Arab uprising of 1936-1939. This assumption is accompanied by the supposition that that Christians ... More


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