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Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: Gulf and Yemen
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Throughout the Gulf and Yemen, religious commemorations are marked by gender segregation and largely take place in homes or in the mosque. The two most important religious events cele-brated throughout the Gulf are the two feasts: ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā, which follows the yearly pilgrimage and celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice Isaac to God, and ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, which follows the month of Ramadan. Other religious events commemorated include the night the Qurʾān was revealed to Muḥammad and the night…

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Wynn, Lisa, “Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: Gulf and Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0617c>
First published online: 2009

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