follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

hajj

or haj, hadj

[haj] /hædʒ/
noun, plural hajjes.
1.
the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
Origin of hajj
1665-1675
1665-75; < Arabic ḥajj pilgrimage
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hajj
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The exploit of accompanying the Muslim hajj to the holy cities was not unique, nor so dangerous as has been imagined.

  • He then set out in company with his father to perform the hajj.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Doth Allah permit me safe return from the hajj, he will be first to meet me at his father's gate.

  • Retiring backwards, he makes his exit and the hajj is complete.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • This is called the Wukf or (standing), a necessary part of the hajj.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Connected with the hajj there are three actions which are farz, and five which are wjib; all the rest are sunnat or mustahab.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Persons who are too poor to go on a Jihd or to make the hajj must be assisted.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for hajj

hajj

/hædʒ/
noun (pl) hajjes, hadjes
1.
the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so
Word Origin
from Arabic hajj pilgrimage
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for hajj
n.

"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hajj

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hajj

21
24
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hajj