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Ziyarah

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Visitation. Refers to visiting gravesites for the purpose of praying for the dead or visiting the tombs of holy people (saints), seeking blessings. Rituals require that one should turn...

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Ziyārah

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam. 1311 words.

Literally, “visitation,” ziyārah technically refers to visiting gravesites (ziyārat al-qubūr) for the purpose of praying for the dead

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Ziyārah

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.

Literally, “visitation,” ziyārah technically refers to visiting gravesites (ziyārat al-qubūr) for the purpose of praying for the dead

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Ziyarah

Overview page. Subjects: Islam.

Visitation. Refers to visiting gravesites for the purpose of praying for the dead or visiting the tombs of holy people (saints), seeking blessings. Rituals require that one should turn...

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Ziyarah

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 83 words.

Visitation. Refers to visiting gravesites for the purpose of praying for the dead or visiting the tombs of holy people

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Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 195 words.

Combination of pre-Islamic local culture and practices (adat) with Islamic meanings, terms, and interpretations. Includes pilgrimages (ziyarah) to tombs and

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