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Meaning of Hijra

Hij•ra

Pronunciation: (hij'ru), [key]
— n. Islam.
  1. the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution a.d. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
  2. the Muslim Era itself.
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