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ZIYARAH. Literally, "visitation," ziyarah technically refers to visiting gravesites (ziydrat al-qubur) for the purpose of praying for the dead and remembering death. According to well-documented practices in all Sunni compilations, at some point in the period between 61o and 622, the ...more


PILGRIMAGE. See Hajj; Ziyarah.   HAJJ. Unique among the world’s great pilgrimages, the hajj is in many ways also the most important. ...more

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