HADJ

hajj, haj, hadj

(noun) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Noun

hadj (plural hadjes)

Alternative spelling of hajj

Source: Wiktionary


Hadj, n. Etym: [Ar.hajj, fr. hajja to set out, walk, go on a pilgrimage.]

Definition: The pilgrimage to Mecca, performed by Mohammedans.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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