Shared Rituals Through Ziyarat in Lebanon

“A Typology of Christian and Muslim Practices”
by Nour Farra-Haddad

Despite the change of official religion, the sacred places have remained remarkably stable, or, in the words of the French nineteenth-century thinker Ernest Renan: “The sacred will replace the sacred.”

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Originally published as a chapter of Performing Religion: Actors, contexts, and textsCase studies on Islam, Beirut, 2016. Republished here with thanks.