noun (in South Asia, especially India)
Words nearby hijra
Origin of hijra
Definition for hijra (2 of 2)
noun (sometimes lowercase) Islam.
Origin of Hijra
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The earliest reference to Omar Khayyam dates from the middle of the seventh century of the Hijra.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
They are of a much later date, the last one, indeed, having been compiled more than four hundred years after the Hijra.
And one step taken in that direction was to assign to the Hindu year the same number with the Hijra year.
But towards the close of the second century of the Hijra, this earlier mysticism developed into Sfism.
In the first half of the second year of the Hijra the breach between them was complete.