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British Dictionary definitions for al hijrah

Al Hijrah

Al Hijra

  1. an annual Muslim festival marking the beginning of the Muslim year. It commemorates Mohammed's move from Mecca to Medina and involves the exchange of gifts and the telling of stories about MohammedSee also Hegira
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Word Origin

from Arabic, hijrah emigration or flight
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