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Religious Practices: Pilgrimage: Overview
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Pilgrimage is travel to places with a particular religious value. Pilgrimages are known in many religions and interaction in this field between Islam and other religions has been studied by a number of authors. Recently, D. F. Eickelman, J. P. Piscatori, and other scholars have tried to bring together the traditions of the history of religions, text-ba…

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Meuleman, Johan Hendrik, “Religious Practices: Pilgrimage: Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0614a>
First published online: 2009

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