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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631181392.1995.x


[ xix ] The Islamic Pilgrimage, accounted one of the P illars of islam . The modern ceremony in the month of Dhu ‘l-Hijja is a conflation of two earlier ceremonies held in western Arabia, the hajj and the ‘umra , and is centred on Mecca and its shrine the K a'ba , considered to be Abrahamic in origin ( see H aramain ), with certain ritual acts done outside the city. Every adult Muslim should perform the pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. The pilgrim wears a special, ritually clean garb ( ihram ), and observes certain T abus during the days of the Hajj ceremonies. It has long been an occasion for Islamic solidarity and strengthening of brotherhood within the faith, and modern transport methods have meant that increased numbers of believers can fulfil this obligation ( see ‘I d ). [20 ‘Pilgrimage (Islam)’; 38 ‘Hadjdj’; 47; 48: 81–102; 67 s.v. ; 80: 161–2] ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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