Introduction: Islam and Tourism

Scott, Noel and Jafari, Jafar (2010). Introduction: Islam and Tourism. In Noel Scott and Jafar Jafari (Ed.), Tourism in the Muslim World (pp. 1-14) Bingley, England, U. K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi:10.1108/S2042-1443(2010)0000002004

Author Scott, Noel
Jafari, Jafar
Title of chapter Introduction: Islam and Tourism
Title of book Tourism in the Muslim World
Place of Publication Bingley, England, U. K.
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
DOI 10.1108/S2042-1443(2010)0000002004
Open Access Status
Year available 2010
Series Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice
ISBN 9781849509206
Editor Noel Scott
Jafar Jafari
Volume number 2
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Total chapters 21
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Islam began in western Arabia with the preaching of Prophet Muhammad (ca. 570–632 CE) and has since spread through expansion, economic trade, missionaries, and migration. CE is an abbreviation of Common Era and is the system used in this book. In this system for recording dates, 2009 CE represents 1430 after Hegira (abbreviated as AH). During his life, Mohammad was able to unite virtually the whole of the Arabian Peninsula under Islam. After his death, Islam expanded north into Syria (636 CE), east into Persia and beyond (636 CE), and west into Egypt (640 CE), and then into Spain (711 CE). Dissention about the procedure for choice of the Muslim leader (caliph) led to the proclamation of a rival caliph in Damascus in 661 and the establishment of the Shia faith (Donner 2004). Islam arrived in the area known today as Pakistan in 711 when the Umayyad dynasty sent a Muslim Arab army that conquered the northwestern part of Indus Valley from Kashmir to the Arabian Sea (Esposito and Donner 1999). Today, the majority of Muslims worldwide are Sunni but Shia Muslims constitute the majority of the population in Iran as well as are significant minorities in Pakistan, India, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes ISSN: 2042-1443

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