hajj

Definitions:

  • See <em>hadj, hadji.</em>
  • The <xref>pilgrimage</xref> to <xref>Mecca</xref> made by pious <xref>Muslims</xref>; one of the <xref>five pillars</xref>
  • 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
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