Visiting divine figures has a special place in Islamic worldview in general and in Shiah weltanschauung in particular. According to Shiah, pilgrimage helps the believers to strengthen the foundations of their beliefs and knowledge. This essay seeks to uncover the unseen substrata of this holy phenomenon and cast light on its news sides. It is mainly on holy verses of Quran and prophetic traditions. The book contains two distinct parts, i.e. one dealing with the philosophy of pilgrimage and the second discusses the etiquettes of pilgrimage.
Abdollah Javadi-Amoli is an Iranian Twelver Shi'a Marja. He is a conservative Iranian politician and one of the prominent Islamic scholars of the Hawza in Qom. The official website for his scientific foundation, Isra, describes him as a well-known, outstanding thinker in various fields of Islamic sciences and a distinguished figure in exegesis, jurisprudence, philosophy and mysticism. It is further states that his ideas and views have been reinforcing the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and that "his strategic and enlightening guidance" has been "extremely constructive" during the past three decades.
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