a city in N Egypt, near the modern city of Cairo, founded in the 7th century a.d.
. Historical Examples Al-Ghazzali then said: ‹May God add such men as thee to the number of the learned! The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam
(al-Hasan) a.d. 624?–669? Arabian caliph: son of Ali and Fatima (brother of Hussein). Contemporary Examples Again, consider the numbers: those two fatal attacks by Hasan and Bledsoe killed a total of 14 people. The Pornography of Terror Christopher Dickey September 30, 2011 She had survived to help ensure Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death. […]
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noun an annual Muslim festival marking the beginning of the Muslim year. It commemorates Mohammed’s move from Mecca to Medina and involves the exchange of gifts and the telling of stories about Mohammed See also Hegira