Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See hadj, hadji.
- n. 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
- From Arabic حج (ħajj, "pilgrimage"), from حج (ħajja, "to overcome"). (Wiktionary)
“This annual pilgrimage, one of the largest religious gatherings on earth, lasting up to five days, is known as the hajj.”
“Although he declined to name them, other Afghan officials said one of the probes is looking at the minister in charge of organizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a trip known as the hajj, which is made by tens of thousands of Afghans each year.”
“Two of Islam's five pillars -- the sacred fasting month of Ramadan and the pilgrimage to Mecca called the hajj -- are also carefully controlled.”
“The religious pilgrimage known as the hajj is underway.”
“PHILLIPS: For Muslims, the hajj is the journey of a lifetime, but this time around it's not just about faith, it's about flu.”
“Tight security in place today at the Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.”
“The journey, known as the hajj, is required of every Muslim who can afford to make the trip.”
“A hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca, required of every Muslim.”
“Ministry officials and lawmakers pointed out that the price for this year's hajj, which is scheduled for mid-November, had been lowered by $80 to $3,342, compared with last year.”
“To put that into perspective, the epic Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, called the hajj, draws about two million.”
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