The Hadj and migration: Islamic demographic perspectives.

  • M Al-alwani
  • Published 1981 in Population bulletin of ECWA


The distinction between migration, population movements, and the Hadj pilgrimage to Mecca is studied by reviewing various demographic and religious writings. The author concludes that the nature and characteristics of migration are different from those of a pilgrimage and that the Hadj cannot be classified as migration because it fulfills a religious obligation.

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@article{Alalwani1981TheHA, title={The Hadj and migration: Islamic demographic perspectives.}, author={M Al-alwani}, journal={Population bulletin of ECWA}, year={1981}, volume={20}, pages={79-85} }