hajj hajj  /ˈhædʒ/

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)

haj

Usage(s):

  1. Cheaper air travel and a lavish expansion of facilities in recent times mean the number of pilgrims to Mecca for the annual hajj festival now regularly totals around 2.
  2. At least once in his life, if he can, he must make the hajj, the sacred pilgrimage to Mecca.

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  1. "Like the many victims before him, General al-Hajj was a supporter of Lebanon's independence and an opponent of Syria's interference in Lebanon's internal affairs," Bush said.
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "You have killed Hajj Imad outside the natural battlefield," Nasrallah said in remarks directed at Israel.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: Forbes

  3. "On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this Hajj season -- Eid Mubarak," Obama said, using a traditional Muslim greeting.
    on Nov 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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