Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: hijra


Wikipedia has an article on:

Alternative forms[edit]


From Arabic هِجْرَة (hijra, departure, exodus), used in reference to Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina in 622 CE, from the verb هَجَرَ (hajara, emigrate, to abandon).



  1. The flight of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib (later Medina) in 622 ce, which forms the first year of the Islamic era (ah 1)
  2. AH: the Islamic era, dated from the Hijra.
    Since the Muslim lunar year contains only 354 days, the year 2005 is approximately equivalent to Hijra 1426.
  3. The Islamic calendar, dated from the Hijra


The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

See also[edit]