HAJJ

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


Etymology

Noun

hajj (countable and uncountable, plural hajjes)

(Islam) The pilgrimage to Mecca made by pious Muslims; one of the five pillars of Islam.

Source: Wiktionary



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LECITHIN

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Coffee Trivia

Coffee has initially been a food – chewed, not sipped. Early African tribes consume coffee by grinding the berries together, adding some animal fat, and rolling the treats into tiny edible energy balls.

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