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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


“The Supreme Saint of His Time”: A Prophecy Fulfilled

Rüdiger Seesemann

in The Divine Flood: Ibrahim Niasse and the Roots of a Twentieth-Century Sufi Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384321
eISBN:
9780199897421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384321.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter traces the stages in Niasse's emergence as a Muslim saint, to the point where he came to be regarded by many West Africans as the ghawth or supreme saint of his time. It submits the ... More


Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Eileen Kane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454233
eISBN:
9781501701313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454233.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

In the late nineteenth century, as a consequence of imperial conquest and a mobility revolution, Russia became a crossroads of the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. This book, the first in ... 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


Malcolm X and the Islamic Politics of Global Black Liberation

Edward E. Curtis IV

in Muslim American Politics and the Future of US Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479875009
eISBN:
9781479846559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875009.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asserts that it was Malcolm X rather than the Nation of Islam that offered a more direct, radical challenge to US Cold War politics. It questions the conventional view that Malcolm X’s ... More


The Ottoman Conquest of Arabia and the Syrian Hajj Route

ANDREW PETERSEN

in The Frontiers of the Ottoman World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264423
eISBN:
9780191734793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264423.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the Ottoman presence in Arabia, from the initial conquests in the sixteenth century up to the end of the eighteenth century, before the French invasion of Egypt followed by the ... More


Introduction: Russia as a Crossroads of the Global Hajj

Eileen Kane

in Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454233
eISBN:
9781501701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454233.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book examines how Russia assumed the role of patron and “protector” of the hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, beginning in the late nineteenth century. An Orthodox Christian state, Russia ... More


Imperialism through Islamic Networks

Eileen Kane

in Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454233
eISBN:
9781501701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454233.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how Russia tapped into and co-opted the hajj, a global Islamic network, as a mechanism of imperial integration and expansion. Since its eighth-century beginnings after the birth ... More


Russian Hajj in the Twenty-First Century

Eileen Kane

in Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454233
eISBN:
9781501701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454233.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book concludes with an assessment of the state of hajj in twenty-first-century Russia. It considers how the hajj has once again become a European and a Russian phenomenon in the twenty-first ... More


The Hajj and Politics in China

Robert R. Bianchi

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/9781469651460.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The author tries to provide a comprehensive report of the Hajj in China in terms of human participation, management, and implications of hajj to the politics of this country. He refers to the ... More


Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab

Kristian Petersen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190634346
eISBN:
9780190634377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190634346.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the contours of the Han Kitab tradition through discussing the works of some of its brightest luminaries in order to identify and explicate pivotal transitions in Sino-Muslim ... More


Mughal Palace Women

Ruby Lal

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Abu-l Fazl (1551–1602), the imperial chronicler for Akbar the Great (1556–1605), recorded the regulations regarding the Mughal haram. The term haram came to be the most common description of the ... 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


Mapping the Hajj, Integrating Muslims

Eileen Kane

in Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454233
eISBN:
9781501701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454233.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines Russia's efforts to map the hajj routes and itineraries of pilgrims in the late nineteenth century as part of its broader effrts to manage Islam and integrate Muslims into the ... More


Forging a Russian Hajj Route

Eileen Kane

in Russian Hajj: Empire and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454233
eISBN:
9781501701313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454233.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how Russia tried to organize the hajj in hopes of keeping Russian-subject Muslims within the imperial orbit even while abroad. In the 1890s Tsar Nicholas II ordered the Ministry ... More


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