hegira definition

  • noun:
    • A flight to flee risk.
    • The flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 A.D., marking the beginning of the Muslim era.
    • A journey taken up to escape from danger; an exodus.
    • The journey of Mohammed from Mecca, September 13, a. d. 622 (later set up whilst the first 12 months of Moslem age); therefore, any journey or exodus considered like that of Mohammed.
    • See hejira.
    • a journey by a big team to escape from a hostile environment
    • the journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim period; the Muslim diary begins because year

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