hajj

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hajj 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hajj See hadj, hadji.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hajj a Mohammedan pilgrimage to Mecca or Medina
    • Hajj . See Hadj.
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Usage

In literature:

The exploit of accompanying the Muslim hajj to the holy cities was not unique, nor so dangerous as has been imagined.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
He then set out in company with his father to perform the Hajj.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
Islam's solidarity is powerfully buttressed by two of its fundamental institutions: the "Hajj," or pilgrimage to Mecca, and the caliphate.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Lastly, a considerable force of soldiery accompanies both the Syrian and the Egyptian Hajj.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
In the play Hajj Sitting almost under the counter, enters here.
"Dramatic Technique" by George Pierce Baker
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In news:

Mulism pilgrims gather in Saudi Arabia for hajj .
KPFK Pacifica Radio Thursday May 19, 2011 Celebrating the Birthday of El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Malcolm X Day.
Muslim teacher's hajj lawsuit an overreach.
An interview with El Hajj Malcolm Shabazz.
More than two million Muslims have flocked to Saudi Arabia this week for the Hajj , the annual pilgrimage that Muslims are obligated to make at least once in their lifetime.
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports from Saudi Arabia as millions of pilgrims prepare for the Hajj .
Saudis Try to Head Off Swine Flu Fears Before Hajj .
Pilgrims mark end of peaceful hajj .
Devotees Make Hajj to 'Macca'.
Two million pilgrims begin Hajj .
About 2 million Muslims from around the world began streaming out of Mecca on Sunday, the first day of the Hajj , the annual pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad.
Saudi Arabia Detains Nigerian Female Hajj Pilgrims.
Photographs from within the mosque and close to the Ka'aba during Hajj are uncommon.
More than two million Muslims travel to Mecca each year to participate in the annual Hajj, or pilgrimage, which takes place over six days.
The Hajj ( Rebroadcast : Original Date Dec 29, 2006).
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