THE EFFECTS OF ISLAMIC PILGRIMAGE ON INDIVIDUAL RELIGIOUS LIFE: A TYPING ATTEMPT


GEÇİOĞLU A. R.

BILIMNAME, vol.37, no.1, pp.243-287, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.28949/bilimname.459959
  • Title of Journal : BILIMNAME
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-287

Abstract

Worships in the life of a religious individual has important functions. Worships provide that the relationship between individual and his/her religion remains constant, and helps the individual to organize and maintain his/her life according to religious orders and prohibitons. It can be argued that the Islamic pilgrimage (hajj) affects the individual in a stronger way in terms of religion because of some of the features that contains in itself and makes it different from other worships. It can be evaluated from this point of view that hajj is performed once in a lifetime, combines financial and physical necessities, and is exprienced less frequently but in a more intense spiritual atmosphere compared to other worships.