Muslim Travellers

Muslim Travellers

No matter how distant from Arabia, all medieval Islamic societies could claim a share in this common origin, this common Muslim ... As Ross Dunn (1986: 5—6) has noted in his recent study of the renowned Muslim traveller, Ibn Battuta, ...

Author: Dale F. Eickelman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136112607

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Pilgrimage, travel for learning, visits to shrines, exile, and labour migration shape the religious imagination and in turn are shaped by it. Some travel, such as pilgrimage, explicitly intended for religious purposes, has equally important economic and political consequences. Other travel, not primarily motivated by religious concerns and thus neglected by many scholars, nonetheless profoundly influences religious symbols, metaphors, practices and senses of community. These studies, encompassing Muslim societies from Malaysia to West Africa, also suggest how encounters with Muslim `others' have been as important in shaping community self-definition as encounters with European 'others'. This volume brings together historians, social scientists and jurists concerned with pilgrimage, scholarly travel and migration in both medieval and contemporary Muslim societies and explores basic issues. Can 'Muslim travel' be regarded as a distinct form of social action? What role does religious doctrine play in motivating travel and how do doctrinal interpretations differ across time and place? What are the strengths and limitations of various approaches to understanding the transnational and local significance of pilgrimage, migration and other forms of travel? An image of Muslim tradition and change in local communities in relation to travel emerges, which competes with the myth of the universality of the Islamic community.
Categories: Political Science

Women in Tourism in Asian Muslim Countries

Women in Tourism in Asian Muslim Countries

This means female Muslim tourists gained a higher satisfaction rate if a non-OIC country offers better quality halal products and services (HI). Meanwhile, female Muslim tourists also gained a higher satisfaction level when the products ...

Author: Nataša Slak Valek

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813347571

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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This book focuses on women in tourism in Muslim countries, specifically where a woman can be seen as a tourism consumer, or a woman producing tourism. This book discusses the role of women in the Muslim world and founds that socio-culturally Islam has a greater impact on women than men. The process of identity construction and the religious values of women have also been extensively researched. But little is known about the role of Muslim women in the tourism industry and this book addresses these themes in the Asian context. This book explores these ideas as defined key categories; Muslim women from Asia travelling to a non-Muslim country, non-Muslim women travelling to Asian Muslim countries, and Women working in the tourism field in Muslim countries. This book highlights Asian countries as holding a complex mixture of cultures and identities. As Muslim communities are central in many Asian countries the tourism experience is different mainly because of cultural norms and religion. Ultimately, this book examines whether and how these complexities enrich both women and tourism industry within Asian context.
Categories: Business & Economics

Halal Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Southeast Asia

Halal Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Southeast Asia

In fact, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) 2018 reports have shown that Malaysia has been ranked as the first country chosen or selected as the most preferred for inbound Muslim travellers (Halal Media, 2018).

Author: Nor Aida Abdul Rahman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000073157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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The concept of Halal defines what adheres to Islamic law and is so comprehensive that it goes beyond food to include processes. The Halal industry has allowed many business firms a competitive advantage and is integral in its support for industries from food, tourism, banking and hospitality to medical. This book gives an overview of what Halal is in logistics and supply chain management, and discusses related issues and challenges in Southeast Asia. The book also examines Halal logistics and supply chain in reference to global trends and practices. It attempts to integrate theoretical and methodological aspects of Halal logistics and supply chain study in different geographical areas across industries. This will be a useful reference for those who wish to understand the Halal ecosystem and Halal logistics supply chain development.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transnational Muslim Politics

Transnational Muslim Politics

Masud, Muhammad Khalid, 'The Obligation to Migrate: The Doctrine of Hijra in Islamic Law', in Dale F. Eickelman and James Piscatori (eds), Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination, Berkeley, CA: University ...

Author: Peter G. Mandaville

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134540235

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book analyzes Islam as a form of 'travelling theory' in the context of contemporary global transformations such as diasporic communities, transnational social movements, global cities and information technologies. Peter Mandaville examines how 'globalization' is manifested as lived experience through a discussion of debates over the meaning of Muslim identity, political community and the emergence of a 'critical Islam'. This radical book argues that translocal forces are leading the emergence of a wider Muslim public sphere. Now available in paperback, it contains a new preface setting the debates in the context of September 11th.
Categories: Political Science

Travels in Asia and Africa 1325 1354

Travels in Asia and Africa  1325 1354

It is the custom of the infidels in the Mulaybár lands that no Muslim may enter their houses or eat from their ... At all the halting - places on this road there are houses belonging to Muslims , at which Muslim travellers alight ...

Author: Ibn Batuta

Publisher: Asian Educational Services

ISBN: 8120608097

Category: History

Page: 398

View: 350

Categories: History

Britain Through Muslim Eyes

Britain Through Muslim Eyes

In this chapter, I study four figures from the earliest period in which Muslim sojourners began portraying their stays ... The next author, Biharborn Sake Dean Mahomed, was unique amongst these early travellers for having stayed on in ...

Author: Claire Chambers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137315311

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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What did Britain look like to the Muslims who visited and lived in the country in increasing numbers from the late eighteenth century onwards? This book is a literary history of representations of Muslims in Britain from the late eighteenth century to the eve of Salman Rushdie's publication of The Satanic Verses (1988).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Islamic Civilization in South Asia

Islamic Civilization in South Asia

A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent Burjor Avari. Vasco da Gama.59 As early as the middle of the ninth century a traveller, simply named Suleiman the Merchant, sailed from the Persian Gulf to India and ...

Author: Burjor Avari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415580618

Category: History

Page: 317

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Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the general reader, with a comprehensive account of the history of Islam in India, encompassing political, socio-economic, cultural and intellectual aspects. Using a chronological framework, the book discusses the main events in each period between c. 600 CE and the present day, along with the key social and cultural themes. It discusses a range of topics, including: How power was secured, and how was it exercised The crisis of confidence caused by the arrival of the West in the sub-continent How the Indo-Islamic synthesis in various facets of life and culture came about Excerpts at the end of each chapter allow for further discussion, and detailed maps alongside the text help visualise the changes through each time period. Introducing the reader to the issues concerning the Islamic past of South Asia, the book is a useful text for students and scholars of South Asian History and Religious Studies.
Categories: History

What Do Muslims Believe

What Do Muslims Believe

Indeed, Muslim scientists were the first to establish experimentation as the basis for scientific method. ... The personal history of innumerable Muslim travellers includes moving from the domain of one ruler to another and finding ...

Author: Ziauddin Sardar

Publisher: Granta Publications

ISBN: 9781847084972

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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“Elucidating . . . describes the basics of Islam, including the Qur’an and hadith, the life of Muhammad and the history of Islam and Muslims.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The world is green and beautiful; and God has appointed you as His trustee over it.”—The Prophet Muhammad Islam is one of the great monotheistic religions of the world. It produced a magnificent civilization, envied for its science and learning, spanning over a thousand years. The teachings of Islam emphasize unity, humility, forgiveness and love of God. The Qur’an sings the virtues of knowledge and rationality. The life of Muhammad demonstrates the importance of tolerance, social justice and brotherhood. In Sufism, Islam presents a mystical system based on love and devotion. So why is Islam associated with hatred, violence, obstinacy and bigotry? Ziauddin Sardar examines the true teachings of Islam and explores the reality of the Muslim world today. Emphasizing the diversity of Islam and its ideals, he assesses the role Islam plays in the lives of ordinary Muslims and how Islamic beliefs and practices help Muslims understand the modern world. “Ziauddin Sardar is arguably one of the best-known Muslim public intellectuals in the world today. He is an iconoclast, often a gadfly and undoubtedly one of the few Muslim intellectuals who span the proverbial Two Cultures.”—Muslim News “Among the many sanguine introductions to Islam, Sardar’s moves immediately to the front rank for its readability.”—Booklist
Categories: Religion

Muslim Diversity

Muslim Diversity

'The Art of Memory: Islamic Education and Its Social Reproduction', Comparative Studies in Society and History, ... 'Social Theory in the Study of Muslim Societies', in: D. Eickelman and J. Piscatori (eds), Muslim Travellers.

Author: Leif Manger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136818646

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The term 'local Islam' has been coined to describe local responses to the effects of globalisation in the Islamic world. All contributions to this volume present cases of 'local Islam' as well as discussing the term itself. But what all of this group of anthropologists and historians convey is a feeling of dissatisfaction with the very term. Their uneasiness relates to the conceptual problems arising from seeing Islam as either local or global. Rather, the authors argue in favour of a focus not on Islam but on the lives of Muslims, putting their lives into the context of complex historical developments. Ranging across much of the vast extent of the Islamic world - from West Africa and the Near East to China and Southeast Asia - the contributions deal with the effects of migration on local Islamic traditions in Bangladesh; conflicts between Muslim sects in Pakistan; the development of jihad in West Africa; the problem of maintaining a Muslim identity in China; how Javanese Muslims combine their Islamic faith with belief in a local Javanese spirit world; the comparison between urban- and rural-based Islam in Syria; and (in two studies from western Sudan) issues of belief and broader aspects of identity management in a multi-ethnic situation.
Categories: Social Science

Writing Muslim Identity

Writing Muslim Identity

updates the wanderings of the medieval Muslim traveller. The classical Muslim travelogue of the likes of Ibn Battuta and his predecessor Ibnjubayr of Granada provides a likely analogue, together with accounts of Arab travellers to ...

Author: Geoffrey Nash

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441136664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Examining a wide range of genres, including novels, memoirs, travel writing and journalism, this book explores representations of Muslims and Islam in modern English literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Muslim Networks and Transnational Communities in and Across Europe

Muslim Networks and Transnational Communities in and Across Europe

Eickelman , Dale F. and James Piscatori ( 1990a ) , “ Preface , ' in Muslim Travellers : Pilgrimage : Migration and the Religious Imagination , D.F. Eickelman and J. Piscatori ( eds ) , London : Routledge , xii - xxii .

Author: Stefano Allievi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004128581

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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This collection of twelve papers provides case studies and thematic reflections on the growing transnational networking of European Muslims and their involvement with contemporary global Islam. The volume pays particular attention to the mechanisms and significance of this phenomenon.
Categories: Social Science

Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

D.F. Eickelman and J. Piscatori (eds) Muslim travellers. Pilgrimage, migration, and the religious imagination, pp. 29¥49. London: Routledge. 175 Mehta, U. (2003) aThe Gujarat genocide. A sociological approach«, in A.A. Engineer (ed.) ...

Author: Edward Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134184835

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the relationships between people and things that give life to the region and drive shifting patterns of social change among Muslims in the highly-politicized state of Gujarat. Scholars of the Indian Ocean, Muslim society in South Asia, and Hindu nationalism, as well as anthropologists in general, will find this a fascinating read and a major contribution to research in this area.
Categories: Religion

Music Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

Music  Culture and Identity in the Muslim World

Clancy-Smith, J.A. (1990), 'Between Cairo and the Algerian Kabylia: The Rahmaniyya tariqa, 1715–1800', in D.F. Eickelman and J. Piscatori (eds), Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination (Comparative ...

Author: Kamal Salhi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317963103

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In contrast to many books on Islam that focus on political rhetoric and activism, this book explores Islam's extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic diversity, showing how sound, music and bodily performance offer a window onto the subtleties and humanity of Islamic religious experience. Through a wide range of case studies from West Asia, South Asia and North Africa and their diasporas - including studies of Sufi chanting in Egypt and Morocco, dance in Afghanistan, and "Muslim punk" on-line - the book demonstrates how Islam should not be conceived of as being monolithic or monocultural, how there is a large disagreement within Islam as to how music and performance should be approached, such disagreements being closely related to debates about orthodoxy, secularism, and moderate and fundamental Islam, and how important cultural activities have been, and continue to be, for the formation of Muslim identity.
Categories: Social Science

Indo Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries 1400 1800

Indo Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries  1400 1800

On the other hand, the idea of “Hind” as a place of pilgrimage, or a site with holy significance, does not exist for the most part, with the sole significant exception for Muslim travellers probably being Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka.

Author: Muzaffar Alam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521780414

Category: History

Page: 399

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A study of Persian travel accounts, dealing with India, Iran and Central Asia between 1400 and 1800.
Categories: History

The City in the Muslim World

The City in the Muslim World

Ross E. Dunn, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta—A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century (Berkeley, CA: University of California, 2004). Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battuta, trans. H.A.R. Gibb (New York: Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Mohammad Gharipour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548225

Category: History

Page: 312

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Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various disciplines, questioning the role of Western travel writing in the production of knowledge about the East, particularly focusing on the cities of the Muslim world. Instead of concentrating on a specific era, chapters span the Medieval and Modern eras in order to present the transformation of both the idea of the "Islamic city" and also the act of traveling and travel writing. Missions to the East, whether initiated by military, religious, economic, scientific, diplomatic or touristic purposes, resulted in a continuous construction, de-construction and re-construction of the "self" and the "other". Including travel accounts, which depicted cities, extending from Europe to Asia and from Africa to Arabia, chapters epitomize the construction of the "Orient" via textual or visual representations. By examining various tools of representation such as drawings, paintings, cartography, and photography in depicting the urban landscape in constant flux, the book emphasizes the role of the mobile individual in defining city space and producing urban culture. Scrutinising the role of travellers in producing the image of the world we know today, this book is recommended for researchers, scholars and students of Middle Eastern Studies, Cultural Studies, Architecture and Urbanism.
Categories: History

Muslim Politics

Muslim Politics

“The Obligation to Migrate: The Doctrine of Hijra in Islamic Law.” In Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination, edited by Dale F. Eickelman and James Piscatori, pp. 29–49.

Author: Dale F. Eickelman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691187785

Category: Social Science

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In this updated paperback edition, Dale Eickelman and James Piscatori explore how the politics of Islam play out in the lives of Muslims throughout the world. They discuss how recent events such as September 11 and the 2003 war in Iraq have contributed to reshaping the political and religious landscape of Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities elsewhere. As they examine the role of women in public life and Islamic perspectives on modernization and free speech, the authors probe the diversity of the contemporary Islamic experience, suggesting general trends and challenging popular Western notions of Islam as a monolithic movement. In so doing, they clarify concepts such as tradition, authority, ethnicity, pro-test, and symbolic space, notions that are crucial to an in-depth understanding of ongoing political events. This book poses questions about ideological politics in a variety of transnational and regional settings throughout the Muslim world. Europe and North America, for example, have become active Muslim centers, profoundly influencing trends in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and South and Southeast Asia. The authors examine the long-term cultural and political implications of this transnational shift as an emerging generation of Muslims, often the products of secular schooling, begin to reshape politics and society--sometimes in defiance of state authorities. Scholars, mothers, government leaders, and musicians are a few of the protagonists who, invoking shared Islamic symbols, try to reconfigure the boundaries of civic debate and public life. These symbolic politics explain why political actions are recognizably Muslim, and why "Islam" makes a difference in determining the politics of a broad swath of the world.
Categories: Social Science

Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe

Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe

Bianchi, Robert. 2004. Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Canton, James. 2011. From Cairo to Baghdad: British Travellers in Arabia. London: I. B. Tauris. Cobbold, Evelyn. 2008.

Author: Ingvild Flaskerud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317091080

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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In spite of Islam’s long history in Europe and the growing number of Muslims resident in Europe, little research exists on Muslim pilgrimage in Europe. This collection of eleven chapters is the first systematic attempt to fill this lacuna in an emerging research field. Placing the pilgrims’ practices and experiences centre stage, scholars from history, anthropology, religious studies, sociology, and art history examine historical and contemporary hajj and non-hajj pilgrimage to sites outside and within Europe. Sources include online travelogues, ethnographic data, biographic information, and material and performative culture. The interlocutors are European-born Muslims, converts to Islam, and Muslim migrants to Europe, in addition to people who identify themselves with other faiths. Most interlocutors reside in Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Norway. This book identifies four courses of developments: Muslims resident in Europe continue to travel to Mecca and Medina, and to visit shrine sites located elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa. Secondly, there is a revival of pilgrimage to old pilgrimage sites in South-eastern Europe. Thirdly, new Muslim pilgrimage sites and practices are being established in Western Europe. Fourthly, Muslims visit long-established Christian pilgrimage sites in Europe. These practices point to processes of continuity, revitalization, and innovation in the practice of Muslim pilgrimage in Europe. Linked to changing sectarian, political, and economic circumstances, pilgrimage sites are dynamic places of intra-religious as well as inter-religious conflict and collaboration, while pilgrimage experiences in multiple ways also transform the individual and affect the home-community.
Categories: Religion

A Companion to the Muslim World

A Companion to the Muslim World

A famous hadith or tradition exhorts Muslims to seek knowledge even in China. In most places, Muslim travellers could find lodging in a madrassa (religious school) or zawiya, a more secular form of hostel.

Author: Amyn Sajoo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857735225

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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What is the extraordinary text that is the Quran - and how does it relate to the life and times of the Prophet Muhammad? How did a legacy so richly varied in faith, law and civilization emerge from the message of the Revelation that came to be called 'Islam' (or submission to God's will)? This immaculately researched yet thoroughly accessible book offers a journey into the full range of experience - past and present, secular and sacred - of the diverse people and cultures of the Muslim world. Threads of continuity and change are woven through each chapter to make a coherent narrative covering a broad variety of themes and topics. Poets, cities and the architecture of mosques are as much a part of the exploration as multiple aspects of scripture, the status of women in the faith, and the emergence of a 'digital community' of believers. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, understanding what Islam is about and what Muslims believe is a vital concern across all frontiers. "A Companion to the Muslim World" is an attractive venture by distinguished scholars to contribute toward this urgent process of comprehension.
Categories: Religion

Muslim Becoming

Muslim Becoming

''The Obligation to Migrate: The Doctrine of Hijra in Islamic Law.'' In Muslim Travellers, edited by D. Eickelman and J. Piscatori. Masud, Muhammad Khalid, ed. 2000. Travelers in Faith: Studies of the Tablighi Jama'at as a Transnational ...

Author: Naveeda Khan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822352310

Category: History

Page: 261

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This thoughtful ethnography of Islam in Pakistan moves from the smallest scale—a single worshiper striving to be a better Muslim who is seeking guidance at a neighborhood mosque—to the largest, examining the thought of poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal, considered to be the spiritual visionary of the country.
Categories: History

Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire

Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire

Muzaffar alam and sanjay subrahmanyam, Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400–1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge university press, 2007). Michael n. pearson, The World of the Indian Ocean, 1500–1800: Studies in Economic, ...

Author: Seema Alavi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674735330

Category: History

Page: 490

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Seema Alavi challenges the idea that all pan-Islamic configurations are anti-Western or pro-Caliphate. A pan-Islamic intellectual network at the cusp of the British and Ottoman empires became the basis of a global Muslim sensibility—a political and cultural affiliation that competes with ideas of nationhood today as it did in the last century.
Categories: History