or haj, hadj
- the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
Origin of hajj
Examples from the Web for hajj
Contemporary Examples of hajj
Well, several said they were from that province on their Hajj to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.America Prepares to Fold in Afghanistan But Must Stay
John Kael Weston
January 16, 2013
Yes, but they also are worried about the Hajj, which starts later this month.Hajj Health Scare: Could a New Virus Spread?
October 12, 2012
My grandmother—the one who chose the name “Asma” for me—had gone on the hajj pilgrimage for the first time in 1970.Red, White, and Muslim
Asma Gull Hasan
February 26, 2009
Historical Examples of hajj
He then set out in company with his father to perform the Hajj.
Persons who are too poor to go on a Jihd or to make the Hajj must be assisted.
Let the pilgrimage (Hajj) be made in the months already known.
This is called the Wukf or (standing), a necessary part of the Hajj.
Retiring backwards, he makes his exit and the Hajj is complete.
- the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so
Word Origin for hajj
"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.