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14 Aug, 2012

‘Muslim for a Month:’ Tourists take Islamic ‘pray-cations’ – CNN.com


Muslim for a Month, run by Bowler’s NGO World Weavers, is part of a new breed of cultural immersion tourism being dubbed “pray-cations.” It promises travelers a rich, meaningful experience, by exposing them to religious beliefs and practices “in a country where spirituality is still very much alive,” he said.

Bowler, a Thailand-based Australian, has run half a dozen of the tours in recent years, during which participants are taught the basics of Islamic practice, study Islamic history and calligraphy, pray in mosques and live and eat with Muslim families. The itinerary also includes a day of fasting.

via ‘Muslim for a Month:’ Tourists take Islamic ‘pray-cations’ – CNN.com.