Definitions

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  • noun See hadj, hadji.

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  • noun Islam The pilgrimage to Mecca made by pious Muslims; one of the five pillars

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  • noun 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

Etymologies

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From Arabic حج (ħajj, "pilgrimage"), from حج (ħajja, "to overcome").

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  • the Fifth Pillar of Islam: pilgrimage to Mecca

    October 7, 2007

  • I ventured from the hotel and joined the hajj of blue-jeaned yokels that paraded slowly and patriotically past the empire's historic landmark. ~ Paul Beatty, The Sellout

    February 18, 2017