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Religious Practices: Pilgrimage: West Africa
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This entry examines Muslim women, gender, and pilgrimage in West Africa with illustrating examples from Nigeria and Senegal. After a short overview of Islamic pilgrimage and gender, it describes Senegalese Murid women's (the Muridiyya is a Sufi order) pilgrimage to Porokhane, Senegal, in memory of Mame Diarra Bousso, the mother of the found…

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Evers Rosander, Eva, “Religious Practices: Pilgrimage: West Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0614g>
First published online: 2009



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