"Ziyara: Ethno-Historical Study
Muslim Visitation to Religious Places"




Date: February 25 - 26, 1999

Place: Room 252, Building 9, Sophia University
(7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
(3 minutes on foot from Yotsuya Station on JR Chuo-line,
on Marunouchi-line and Nanboku-line of Eidan Subway)


Saint veneration is one of the main themes of the Unit 5 of the Islamic Area Studies Project. Therefore we hope to discuss this subject based on the papers of case studies, in which Muslim habits to visit periodically specific religious places should be reported and analyzed. We need papers on the different ages, different areas and different disciplines (and also on different religions) to explore some holistic viewpoints. At the same time, we consider these visiting habits can be generalized so as to develop theories about human gathering, moving and communication.



Participants are requested to kindly refrain from quoting any part of the papers to be read in this workshop. They will be published soon.


Coordinators would like to express sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported this workshop, particularly Dr. A. LAKHSASSI and Dr. I. PETROSYAN, who willingly accepted our request of participation.

We also thank the students who are helping us in running the workshop.


February 25

10:00 ミ 10:15

Opening Remarks

Akira GOTO (Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University, leading Unit 5 of the IAS Project)


10:15 ミ 12:00

Session 1

Masayuki AKAHORI (Sophia University)

メZiyara and Saint Veneration among the Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egyptモ

Chair: Haruka WAZAKI (Japan Women's University)

Comment 1: Reiko OTSUBO (Tokyo University)

Comment 2: Susumu NEJIMA (Graduate University for Advanced Studies)


13:30 ミ 15:15

Session 2

AbderRahmane LAKHSASSI (University of Muhammad V, Rabat, Morocco):

メZiyara to a Pilgrimage Center in South Western Moroccoモ

Chair: Masashi HANEDA (Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University, leading Unit 5 of the IAS Project)

Comment 1: Masaki UNO (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Comment 2: Takashi SASHIMA (Osaka International University for Women)


15:45 ミ 17:30

Session 3

Noriko SATO (Qaid-e-Azam University)

メThe Shi'i Women's Practices of ヤZiyaratユ and ヤNadhrユ in Quetta, Pakistanモ

Chair: Mieko MIYAJI (Tokyo International University)

Comment 1: Kazuo MORIMOTO (Institute of Oriental Culture, Tokyo University)

Comment 2: Kazuyuki MURAYAMA (Wako University)


18:00 ミ 20:00

Reception at Meeting Room no.5 in JOCHI KAIKAN (Free of charge)


February 26


10:00 ミ 11:45

Session 4

(St. Petersburg Branch of Institute of Oriental Studies, Russia)

メPilgrimage Sites in the Early Ottoman State: The Problem of Interrelation of Islam and Christianityモ

Chair: Hidemitsu KUROKI (Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa)

Comment 1: Nobuo MISAWA (Keio University)

Comment 2: Yasushi IMAMATSU (Kobe University)


12:00 ミ 13:00

General Discussion
Chair: Masayuki AKAHORI



Closing Remarks
Akira GOTO