Adjective "haj" definition and examples

(Haj may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/hadʒ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The greater Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, which takes place in the last month of the year and which all Muslims are expected to make at least once during their lifetime if they can afford to do so. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
  1. 'Before you partake your journey to perform your hajj, there are certain things that you should always remember to do.'
  2. 'She traveled to Mecca for the haj pilgrimage twice and for the minor pilgrimage six times.'
  3. 'All Muslims who are able are expected to make a hajj, or pilgrimage, once during their life, to one of the Muslim holy sites.'
  4. 'The hajj links pilgrims with Muslims around the world symbolically, ritually, and politically.'
  5. 'The hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) is an important ritual for the Bedu, and most parents take each of their children on his or her first pilgrimage at the age of seven or eight.'
  6. 'Major Muslim annual rituals are Ramadan (the month of fasting), Idul Fitri (the end of fasting), and the hajj (pilgrimage).'
  7. 'Saudi Arabia, which is hosting some two million Muslims for the haj pilgrimage, deployed more than 10,000 troops at the holy sites and at key airports and sea ports.'
  8. 'This Muslim pilgrim in white with the shrine of the Kaaba in his heart is stoning the demons, a ritual connected to the haj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.'
  9. 'It is his fervent hope that early next year, in the company of a million or so other Muslims, he will be able to go on the haj and circle the black stone at Mecca.'
  10. 'Fasting from dawn until dusk throughout Ramadan is one of the five main compulsory ‘pillars’ of the Islamic faith, along with charity, a declaration of belief, prayers, and the haj pilgrimage to Mecca, for those who are able to.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"pilgrimages can be haj."

"pilgrims can be haj."

"fires can be haj."

"rituals can be haj."

"victims can be haj."

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Origin

(hajj)From Arabic ( al-) ḥajj ‘(the Great) Pilgrimage’.