haj haj

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As we leave, Al-haj tells a story containing a typically Sufi rebuke to the authorities: A Sufi leader visits a distant village while he is fasting for Ramadan.
  2. Raza was a Muslim; and like every good Muslim, he wanted to make the haj to Mecca.

News

  • Joliet public housing applications go online

    A couple of hundred people are expected to line up Saturday to sign onto a waiting list for one-bedroom apartments with the Housing Authority of Joliet for what is likely to be the last event of its kind. Long lines when HAJ opens up its waiting lists are not unusual, but this should be the last one, said Mark Jakielski, chief operating officer for the agency. HAJ plans to require people to sign ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Herald News

Quotes

  1. "This is wonderful news, and long overdue," said Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve's director, who has represented al-Haj since 2005. "The US administration has never had any reason for holding Mr. Al Haj, and has, instead, spent six years...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Clive Stafford Smith Source: FOXNews

  2. "You [Zionists] killed Haj Mughniyeh outside the natural battleground. ...... If you want this kind of open war, and let the whole world hear, let it be an open war," Nasrallah said as thousands of mourners raised their fists and chanted slogans...
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. "On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this haj season - Eid Mubarak," Obama said.
    on Nov 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Daily Times

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