Definition of Hijra

1. Noun. Hegira; the beginning of the Muslim era, equivalent to July 16, 622, by the Julian calendar of the time. ¹



2. Noun. The first day of the Islamic month of Muharram. ¹

3. Noun. Calendar system used in Islam. ¹

4. Noun. Muhammad’s departure from Mecca to avoid persecution. ¹

5. Noun. Any flight or journey to a better place. ¹

6. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Hijra) ¹

7. Noun. A member of a third gender found in India and Pakistan. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hijra

1. hegira [n -S] - See also: hegira

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Literary usage of Hijra

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1. A Oriental Biographical Dictionary: Founded on Materials Collected by the by Thomas William Beale, Henry George Keene (1881)
"... lived in the early part of the ninth century of the Hijra. Rustam Zaman Khan, Yar Khan. .... Hijra ..."

2. The Indian Calendar: With Tables for the Conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan by Robert Sewell, Śaṅkara Bālakr̥shṇa Dīkshita (1896)
"See page of Addenda and Errata. PART V. THE MUHAMMADAN CALENDAR. 161. The Muhammadan era of the Hijra, or "flight," dates from the flight of Muhammad ..."

3. Observations Made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia, in the Years 1786-7: With by William Francklin (1790)
"He reigned in the fourth century of the Mahomedan Hijra. Having with great difficulty procured an extract from the chronicles of the place, which are kept ..."

4. Essays on Indian Antiquities, Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic, of the by James Prinsep, Henry Thoby Prinsep (1858)
"Of correspondence between the Hijra and, the Julian and Gregorian Calendars of Europe, shewing the first day of each, ..."

5. Essays on Indian Antiquities: Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic by James Prinsep, Edward Thomas (1858)
"Of correspondence between the Hijra and the Julian and Gregorian ... shewing the first day of each year of the Hijra Kalendar. ..."

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