Ziyārāt of Syria in a riḥla of ‘Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1050/1641–1143/1731)

  title={Ziyārāt of Syria in a riḥla of ‘Abd al-Ghanī al-Nābulusī (1050/1641–1143/1731)},
  author={Elizabeth Sirriya},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain \& Ireland},
  pages={109 - 122}
  • Elizabeth Sirriya
  • Published 1 April 1979
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland
As a leading Ṣūfī shaykh of his age al-Nābulusī's prime purpose in all his travels was to seek mystical experience and gain baraka by contact with the righteous, both living and dead. Consequently, his riḥlas emphasize encounters with spiritual dignitaries and ecstatics and his many ziyārāt to holy tombs and other shrines. These works thus provide a valuable source of information on religious personalities of his day and on Muslim sanctuaries. 
2 Citations

Arabic and Muslim Historiography

This chapter is concerned with the origins and development of Muslim traditions relating to shrines and saints. The role of Palestine as the Holy Land is also discussed, as well as the significance

Architectural exchange in the Eighteenth Century. A study of three gateway cities: Istanbul, Aleppo and Lucknow.

Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2012



Revelation and reason in Islam

Originally published in 1957. The "Scholastic Problem" was the focus of much debate in Islam for some centuries before it became the chief crux of learned discussion in medieval Christianity. When

On the mosque see Elisseeff, BEO, XIII, 1949-51, 31; E. Herzfeld, AI, X, 1943, 42 and Fig. 67, also described by Ibn Jubayr in Rihla

    On shrines of al-Khidr see T. Canaan, Mohammadan saints and sanctuaries in Palestine

    • 1927

    1 -2 on the maqam of Ibrahim at Barza. Earliest Arabic descriptions are by Ibn Jubayr, Rihla

    • 1953

    On possible places of Ibrahim b . Adham's death and burial see art. b y Russell Jones in El

      Arafat in El