hadj hadj

Definition(s):

  • (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

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Usage(s):

  1. But this was to be a hadj with a double mission.
  2. As part of that campaign, Iran sent about 100,000 of its citizens to Saudi Arabia for this year's hadj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
  3. Unlike Hussein and Sadat, the Syrian President had turned down Carter's invitation to make a political hadj to Washington.

News

  • 3 years after revolt, Egypt quashing rights: Amnesty

    Egypt's military-installed authorities are quashing dissent and trampling on human rights, three years after the revolt which toppled Hosni Mubarak, Amnesty International charged Thursday. "Egypt has witnessed a series of damaging blows to human rights and state violence on an unprecedented scale over the last seven months," Amnesty's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said in a report, as Egypt prepares to ...
    on January 23, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

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