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Pilgrimage and tourism to holy cities: ideological and management perspectives.

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This book covers the ideological motives and religious perceptions behind travel to sites prescribed with sanctity in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and puts emphasis on a practical application of religious tourism and pilgrimage management. Part I of the book, 'Western Pilgrimage to Holy Cities in Judaism, Christianity and Islam', provides historical and contemporary perspectives of pilgrimage ...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 71)

Islam - spiritual journey in Islam: the Qur'anic Cognitive Model.

This chapter has two objectives. First, to acquaint the reader with certain Islamic matters which they should grasp before embarking on an Islamic-related religious journey, or more specifically visiting Muslim religious historical places, if they wish to reach a more than superficial understanding of the Qur'an. Second, the chapter illuminates the major tenets of faith referred to in the Qur'an. Thus, the chapter attempts to clarify the concept of pilgrimage in Islam and to address questions about Islam that commonly arise in the mind of the non-Muslim tourist (and/or pilgrim). These notions are drawn out and explored by utilizing the Qur'anic Cognitive Model (or QCM), thus presenting the basic claims of the Qur'an and thereby minimizing the degree of deviation from mainstream Islam.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) Western holy cities and places - an introduction. Author(s): Leppäkari, M. Griffin, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Judaism - Jewish and Israeli pilgrimage experience: constructing national identity. Author(s): Inbari, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Christianity - contemporary Christian pilgrimage and traditional management practices at sacred sites. Author(s): Enongene, V. Griffin, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) Christianity - Christian pilgrimage to sacred sites in the Holy Land: a Swedish perspective. Author(s): Gunner, G.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 59) Islam - contemporary perspective. Author(s): Raj, R. Raja, I.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 87) Pilgrimage policy management: between shrine strategy and ritual improvisation. Author(s): Coleman, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 100) The management of pilgrims with malevolent behaviour in a holy space: a study of Jerusalem syndrome. Author(s): Kalian, M. Witztum, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 113) Logistics at holy sites. Author(s): Trono, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 129) Protestants and pilgrimages: the Protestant infrastructure in Jerusalem. Author(s): Ariel, Y.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 144) The impact of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's campaign on Yezidi religious structures and pilgrimage practices. Author(s): Al-Marashi, I.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 156) Ambassadors for the Kingdom: evangelical volunteers in Israel as long-term pilgrims. Author(s): Engberg, A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 171) Redeeming Western holy places and contested holy cities. Author(s): Leppäkari, M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780647388
  • Record Number
  • 20163376696