Religious Tourism and Sufism in Morocco

  • Driss Bouyahya Moulay Ismail University Meknes

Abstract

This study aims to uncover the relationship between Sufism and religious tourism. In other words, it attempts to shed light on the standards that make people, from different parts of the world, travel in precise times for religious reasons. In addition, this study tries to highlight the effects of that kind of travels on people’s daily demeanours. Thus, this study was conducted in Fez city, Morocco, at zawya of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. The relevant data was collected qualitatively and quantitatively. The results showed that tourists who come to the zawya of Sidi Ahmed Tijani are practitioners of religious tourism since they travel from their homelands to Morocco, more precisely in Fez in order to fulfil their religious needs. Also it is shown that Tijani tourists experience a sort of cathartic process during their visits.
Published
Aug 30, 2016
How to Cite
BOUYAHYA, Driss. Religious Tourism and Sufism in Morocco. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 5, p. 40-50, aug. 2016. ISSN 2414-8385. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejms/article/view/1379>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejms.v2i1.p40-50.