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

@article{Sirriya1979ZiyrtOS,
  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},
  year={1979},
  volume={111},
  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. 
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