• WordNet 3.6
    • n hadj the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba "for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hadj hăj The pilgrimage to Mecca, performed by Mohammedans. It is the duty of Moslems to make a journey to Mecca at least once ina lifetime, or if that is not possible, three journeys to one of the alternate sacred sites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hadj The pilgrimage to Mecca which every free Mohammedan is bound to make, as a religious duty, if possible at least once in his life, in the twelfth month of the Mohammedan year.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hadj haj a Mohammedan pilgrimage to Mecca or Medina
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Ar. hajj, fr. hajja, to set out, walk, go on a pilgrimage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ar., 'a pilgrimage.'


In literature:

But Hadj is always lucky in getting the English.
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
The hadj, or pilgrim-caravan, pursues its route principally by night, and by torchlight.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 2, July 8, 1850" by Various
I killed a Naia Hadje snake seven feet long here, he reared up before me and turned to fight.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
He lived at Djenan el Hadj; close to the Jardin d'Essai.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Why did they marry men who gained you the convoy of the Hadj, and gave you the milk of ten thousand camels?
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
Come on, friends; Hadj Maimoun shall be free.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Farther on stands the forge of the fortress: "for the slippers for the horses," Hadj Riffi explained.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Soon after my arrival at Hillah, the caravan of the Hadj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca, passed through the town on its way to Baghdad.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
Zoraida was either a captive, or Hadj Absalam's wife.
"Zoraida" by William Le Queux
My father was the Hadj Yakub Sarraf.
"The Eye of Istar" by William Le Queux

In news:

The current president of Gabon , El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - has dominated the country's political scene for almost four decades.

In science:

Bel Hadj Fredj et al. proved that F ∈ B(X ) with Fn ∈ F (X ) for some n ∈ N if and only if σ e LD (T + F ) = σ e LD (T ) (equivalently, σLD (T + F ) = σLD (T )) for every operator T in the commutant of F .
Spectra originated from semi-B-Fredholm theory and commuting perturbations
Also see Hadj-Amor and Avila-Jitomirskaya for results for analytic quasi-periodic potentials in the regime of zero Lyapunov exponents, and Schlag for results for analytic quasi-periodic models at large coupling in two dimensions.
H\"older Continuity of the Integrated Density of States for the Fibonacci Hamiltonian
Hadj Amor, H¨older continuity of the rotation number for quasi-periodic co-cycles in SL(2, R), Commun.
H\"older Continuity of the Integrated Density of States for the Fibonacci Hamiltonian