نوع مقاله : مقالۀ ترویجی
دانشگاه علم و فرهنگ، تهران، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Perception of the tourism events requires contextual investigations, especially when the studied event is of belief and spiritual ones. Arba’ein-e-Hosseini is a special and deep-rooted Islamic event that has drawn the researchers’ attentions during the recent years. Walking and the difficulties encountered on the path towards a common destination have produced special concepts that can be understood only through interpretation and getting involved in them. The present qualitative research was carried out using interviews, observations and document investigation based on snowball method for reaching a theoretical saturation following 38 interviews. Sympathy, feeling safe in Utmost insecurity, competitive hospitalities, voluntary love for Imam Hussein (PBUH) and, finally, bilateral love of the host and the guest for Imam Hussein (PBUH) are the components of the pilgrims’ spiritual perception. Arba’ein is a holographic phenomenon that if viewed from every angle, reveals a certain manifestation of spirituality. The spiritual landscape aspect of this mourning parade can be realized as a collection of various perception and feelings of the parade environment, memories quoted from Imam Hussein (PBUH), pilgrims’ individual motivations and the things events happening in the course of this mourning parade.