(a.), literally, “traveller”. For the genre of travel account literature, see riḥla . For the rest houses and caravanserais set up for travellers, see k̲h̲ān , manzil , and mihmān , in Suppl. For the commercial caravans of which travellers also usually formed part, see kārwān . For the Pilgrimage caravans, see ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ . iii and amīr al-ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ . For the highways along which travellers passed, see s̲h̲āriʿ .
Cite this page“Musāfir”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_DUM_3916>
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