Hijra


Hijra

Hijra, as an Arabic word meaning migration (also romanised as hijrah, hejira and hegira) (cf. Hebrew הגירה "hagirah" for "emigration") may refer to:

*The Hijra (Islam) (هجرة) is the emigration of Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in 622 CE, marking the first year of the Islamic calendar, 1 AH ("anno Hegirae").
*Migration to Abyssinia, in 615 CE a number of Sahaba migrated to Ethiopia
*Meccan boycott of Hashemites and Muhammad, the second migration due to the boycott in 617–619
*Migration to Medina, the third and final emigration of Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in 622
*Hijri year, marks the start of the Hijri year of the Islamic calendar

Hijra may also mean:
*Hijra (South Asia), a "third gender" in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

Hejira may refer to:
*"Hejira" (album), a 1976 album by Joni Mitchell
**"Hejira" (song), the fifth track on the album

Hegira may refer to:

*"Hegira" (novel), a 1979 science fiction novel by Greg Bear

Hiigara may refer to:
*Hiigara, the homeworld of the Kushan, who were forced into exile after losing a war with the Taaidan. The plot of the computer game "Homeworld" details the return of the Kushan exiles to Hiigara. The name means "our home" in ancient Kushan language.


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  • Hijra — en Goa. En la cultura del subcontinente indio, el término hijra (también escrito y pronunciado de distintas maneras) define a los miembros de un tercer sexo, intermedio entre los géneros masculino y femenino. La mayoría son varones o… …   Wikipedia Español

  • hijra — also hijrah, the more correct form of HEGIRA (Cf. hegira) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hijra — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Hijra peut désigner : l Hégire (hijra en arabe), l émigration des premiers musulmans de La Mecque à Médine en 622, marquant le début du calendrier… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hijra — noun a) Hegira (the beginning of the Muslim era, equivalent to July 16, 622, by the Julian calendar of the time) Since the Muslim lunar year contains only 354 days, the year 2005 is approximately equivalent to Hijra 1426. b) The first day of the… …   Wiktionary

  • hijra — var. of HEGIRA. * * * Hijra 7 [Hijra] [ˈhɪdʒrə] [ˈhɪdʒrə] noun = ↑Hegira * * * ‖ hijra, hijrah More accurate form of hegira …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hijra — Hijera Hij e*ra, Hijra Hij ra, n. See {Hegira}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hijra — /hij reuh/, n. (sometimes l.c.) 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. Also, Hegira, Hijrah. [ < Ar hijrah flight, departure] *… …   Universalium

  • hijra — noun A member of a third gender found in India and Pakistan. With Respect to Sex is an intimate ethnography that offers a provocative account of sexual and social difference in India. The subjects of this study are hijras or the third sex of… …   Wiktionary

  • Hijra — n. Mohammed s flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD …   English contemporary dictionary


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