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haj \haj\, hajj \hajj\n. A pilgrimage to Mecca; every Muslim must make this journey at least once. [Also spelled hadj.]

Syn: hadj, haj.


n. (alternative spelling of hajj English)

  1. n. the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Qadah; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba; "for a Muslim the hajj is the ultimate act of worship" [syn: hajj, haj]

  2. [also: hadjes (pl)]

Hadj (name)

Hadj is both a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Usage examples of "hadj".

Only Hadj caught his burnous round him with his thin fingers, dropped his chin, shook his hood down upon his forehead, leaned back against the wall, and, curling his legs under him, seemed to fall asleep.

Batouch, coming out softly into the road, while Hadj remained under the trees, exposing his teeth in a sarcastic grin, which plainly enough conveyed to Domini his pity for her sad mistake in not engaging him as her attendant.

Batouch placed himself tenderly at her side and they set out, Domini walking behind with Hadj.

Hadj started as if he had been stung, and looked at Domini as if he would like to strangle her.

He suddenly threw off all pretence of graceful calm, and poured out upon Hadj a torrent of vehement Arabic, accompanying it with passionate gestures which filled Suzanne with horror and Domini with secret delight.

Then the face was withdrawn, the door opened wider, and Hadj beckoned to Domini to go in.

When Domini and Hadj came into the court no one looked at them except the child, who stared with slowly-rolling, solemn eyes, slightly shifting on the pillow.

Hadj beckoned to Domini to seat herself upon some rugs between the pillars, sat down beside her and began to make a cigarette.

I know you have taken the baths, read and studied the Quran, fasted during Ramadan, and given the zakah, the poor-due-I believe you even registered yourself as a Muslim so you could accompany your husband on the Hadj, the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.