The transformation in the management and traditions of Hajj at the Cape.

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dc.contributor.advisor Dangor, Suleman Essop.
dc.creator Ebrahim, Mogamat Hoosain. 2011-01-27T12:37:05Z 2011-01-27T12:37:05Z 2007 2007
dc.description Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2007. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the unique pre-and post hajj traditions of the Cape Muslims in the 19th and 20th centuries. It explores the origin and historical development of these traditions and describes the changes in the mode of transport used to travel to Arabia for the performance of hajj and in the financial aspect of hajj since the 19th century. The study identifies the difficulties that hajjis experienced in the 19th and 20th centuries and explains the special status accorded to hajjis at the Cape, including its use as a status symbol. Much attention is given to the management of the hajj enterprise, including the role of hajj agents and operators. The study analyses the difference between the earlier and current system of managing the hajj, and provides an overview of the regulating body appointed by the South African government to oversee the hajj industry. Finally, it investigates the problems that the pilgrims have been experiencing over the many years. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Muslims--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages--Saudi Arabia--Mecca.
dc.subject Theses--Religion.
dc.title The transformation in the management and traditions of Hajj at the Cape. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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