Shrine Pilgrimage among the Uighurs

Shrine Pilgrimage among the Uighurs

Shrine Pilgrimage among the Uighurs
Author: Rahilä Dawut
Xinjiang University, Urumqi, China
Published: The Silk Road 6/2 (2009): 56-67

The practice of shrine pilgrimage has long been prominent on the global Islamic landscape. Its significance has been noted by many scholars (Hawley 1987; Werbner 2003; Kieckhefer and Bond 1990; Tyson 1997). People across the Islamic world go on pilgrimages to fulfill a wish expressed in the name of a saint or to seek the blessing of a particular shrine…

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