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Religious Practices: Pilgrimage: North Africa
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Greater and Lesser Ḥajj

Every Muslim, regardless of gender, strives to adhere to the five pillars of Islam, including the attempt to make the ḥajj (the Greater during the month of Dhū al-Ḥijja, and the Lesser at any other time of the year). The journey to Mecca and Medina, where followers of Islam may circumambulate the holy Ka…

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Rein, Michelle A., “Religious Practices: Pilgrimage: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0614d>
First published online: 2009

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