Hijrah



[hij-ruh] /ˈhɪdʒ rə/

noun, (sometimes lowercase) Islam.
1.
the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution a.d. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
2.
the Muslim Era itself.
/ˈhɪdʒrə/
noun
1.
a variant of Hegira
/ˈhɪdʒrə/
noun
1.
(in India) a person who adopts a gender role that is neither male nor female
noun

the flight of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE
Examples

The Islamic calendar dates to the Hijrah.
n.

also hijrah, the more correct form of hegira.

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