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Title:The pilgrimage tradition in West Africa: an historical study with special reference to the nineteenth century
Author:Naqar, Umar Al-ISNI
City of publisher:Khartoum
Publisher:Khartoum Univ. Press
Geographic term:West Africa
Abstract:The introduction gives a brief account of the Muslim pilgrimage ceremonies (the hajj) and related themes of a religious and organizational nature. Part one traces the recorded tradition of pilgrimage from West Africa to the nineteenth century. Part two deals with the nineteenth century and discusses the attitudes to the pilgrimage, both in theory and practice, of the main jihad states. In part three an attempt on assessment of the pilgrimage factor in the fields of education, reform and social attitudes is made.