Hegira meaning

hĭ-jīrə, hĕjər-ə
A trip or journey, esp. one made to escape a dangerous or undesirable situation.
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The flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 ad , marking the beginning of the Muslim era.
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Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 a.d.: the Muslim era dates from this.
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The emigration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE to escape persecution.
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The beginning of the Muslim era, equivalent to July 16, 622, by the Julian calendar of the day.

Since the Muslim lunar year contains only 354 days, 2005 CE is approximately equivalent to Hegira 1426.

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A flight to escape danger.
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Origin of hegira

  • Medieval Latin from Arabic hijra emigration, flight from hajara to depart hgr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin Hejira, from Arabic هجرة (híjra, “departure, exodus”), referring to Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE; from the verb هجر (hájara, “to emigrate, to abandon”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Arabic breaking-off

    From Wiktionary