- the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution a.d. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
- the Muslim Era itself.
Also Hegira, Hij·rah.
Origin of Hijra
From the Arabic word hijrah flight, departure
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Historical Examples of hijrah
The handwriting is of the end of the 9th or beginning of the 10th century of the Hijrah.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam
- a variant of Hegira
- (in India) a person who adopts a gender role that is neither male nor female
Word Origin for hijra
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also hijrah, the more correct form of hegira.
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