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hajj

Syllabification: hajj
(also haj or hadj)

Definition of hajj in English:

noun

The Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, and that all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime.
Example sentences
  • The hajj links pilgrims with Muslims around the world symbolically, ritually, and politically.
  • All Muslims who are able are expected to make a hajj, or pilgrimage, once during their life, to one of the Muslim holy sites.
  • Believers are expected, at least once in their lives, to make a hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Ramadan.

Origin

from Arabic (al-) ḥajj '(the Great) Pilgrimage'.

Words that rhyme with hajj

badge, cadge, Madge

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