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  • n. The pilgrimage to Mecca made by pious Muslims; one of the five pillars

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hadj, hadji.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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