The sectarian religious image in the journey of Nasir Khusraw the Persian and Ibn Jubair the Arab


  • Hussein Ali Hassoun
  • Ali Saidawi
  • Seyyed Mehdi Mabrouk


the journey – literature – debt


This research addresses “the sectarian religious dimensions in the journey of Nasir Khusraw” and “Ibn Jubayr”, as it targeted travel literature as a stand-alone literary genre with its own artistic and intellectual features and characteristics, as it attempts to highlight the motives of the journeys, and focus on the manifestations of the religious dimensions in the journey, by examining Some religious landmarks and symbols and various customs and rituals that caught the attention of travelers in the various countries he visited, in addition to highlighting the sectarian dimension, and pointing out customs as a social manifestation that forms a special image for each society, especially on religious occasions. The manifestations of the sectarian image and its formations in the journey of Nasir Khusraw and Ibn Jubair are many. This research attempts to study these manifestations by identifying the features of the sectarian image of each traveler in his country and at the end of his journey, and its geographical, political and social signs and economic and cultural effects according to the writer’s observations during his journey. The journey of Nasir Khusraw and Ibn Jubayr was motivated by religious and ideological motives, and therefore the image that resulted from these two journeys was essentially a religious image, leading to other images. This enables us to form a comprehensive picture of the sectarian image of each traveler and the sectarian image of the other. The study combines the narrative layers with the artistic approach, and every other topic within it. It stops with the flight of his story, including its inclusion of events and observations, and the journey is a book that has a narrative sequence, especially the expansive place from the starting point to the end, as well as the artistic finishes and photographs of the self and the sectarian other. In two journeys there is a longitudinal religious description that starts from the starting point until it reaches the end point or final destination, which is the country of Hijaz, to perform the Hajj on the one hand, and then get to know the manifestations of the cities and cities on the other hand. The research uses historical and descriptive analytical approaches to clarify the various social, religious, and sectarian phenomena included in the trip