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Hegira

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In oratory the will must predominate.
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From Medieval Latin Hejira < Arabic هجرة (híjra, 'departure', 'exodus'), referring to Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina in AD 622; from the verb هجر (hájara, 'to emigrate', 'to abandon').

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Hegira

  1. The emigration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in A.D. 622 to escape persecution.
  2. The beginning of the Muslim era, equivalent to July 16, 622, by the Julian calendar of the day.
    Since the Muslim lunar year contains only 354 days, A.D. 2005 is approximately equivalent to Hegira 1426.

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