Factors and directions of development of pilgrimage tourism

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Ravshan Abdullaev, Gulnora Gulyamova


The article examines the development of pilgrimage tourism, factors, and opportunities that affect it. Various approaches to defining the concepts of religious tourism, pilgrim tourism, Islamic tourism are analyzed. The study looks into the ways in the development of pilgrimage tourism in Uzbekistan. The article also described the content of the halal tourism category.

After our country's independence, the study of religious tourism received a lot of interest. It should be mentioned that any religious process was ignored during the old Soviet system. Even local visitors and pilgrims, for example, lacked sufficient knowledge about Imam Bukhari and his life. It should be remembered that the Center (Moscow) told the Uzbek leadership in 1956 that it planned to kidnap Sheikh Nadim Imam, a renowned Lebanese politician and public figure.

Tashkent authorities have urged the leaders of the Bukhara area to restore the shrine, which houses Imam Bukhari's grave, as soon as possible. The tomb, according to Bukhara residents, located in Samarkand. When the Samarkand leadership is assigned this assignment, they travel in search of the grave. It would be a dilapidated and abandoned area when they discover the tomb is located in the village of Khartang, Payarik district, some 15-20 kilometres from Samarkand. Samarkand will notify Tashkent, and Tashkent will notify Moscow, and steps will be taken to put an end to it. The sheikh would pay a visit to Hazrat Imam's mausoleum in the evening

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