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▪ That is the same life-changing realization that Shamsiddeen and other hajji say they found in Mecca.
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Hadji \Hadj"i\ (-[i^]), n. [Ar. h[=a]jj[imac]. See Hadj.]

  1. A Mohammedan who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca; -- used among Orientals as a respectful salutation or a title of honor.
    --G. W. Curtis.

  2. A Greek or Armenian who has visited the holy sepulcher at Jerusalem.


haji \haj"i\, hajji \haj"ji\(h[aum]"j[-e]), n. One who has made a journey to Mecca; Same as hadji.


alt. 1 One who has participated in a hajj. 2 (context pejorative slang US ethnic slur English) A Muslim or Arab. n. 1 One who has participated in a hajj. 2 (context pejorative slang US ethnic slur English) A Muslim or Arab.


n. a pilgrim who journeys to Mecca [syn: hadji, haji]


Hajji (sometimes spelled Hadji, Haji, Alhaji, ' Al hage', Al hag or El-Hajj) is a title which is originally given to a Muslim person who has successfully completed the Hajj to Mecca. In its traditional context, it is often used to refer to an elder, since it can take time to accumulate the wealth to fund the travel, and today, in many Muslim societies, it is an honorific title used for a respectful man. The title is placed before a person's name (for instance, Saif Gani becomes Hajji Saif Gani). It is derived from the Arabic , which is the active participle of the verb 'to make the pilgrimage [to Mecca]'. The alternative form is derived from the name of the Hajj with the adjectival suffix -ī, and this was the form adopted by non-Arabic languages. In some areas, the title has been handed down the generations, and has become a family name. Such usage can be seen, for example, in the Bosniak surname Hadžiosmanović, which means 'son of Hajji Osman'.

Hajji (disambiguation)

Hajji is an honorific title given to a Muslim person who has successfully completed the Hajj to Mecca as well as a derogatory term used by American military personnel towards Arabs, Muslims and Middle Easterners.

Hajji or '''Haji ''' may also refer to:

Hajji (name)

Hajji (also transliterated as Haji, Hadji, or Hacı ( Turkish), ) is a common Arabic title meaning "one who has completed the Hajj to Mecca". It is also often used as a given name or surname.

Hajji may refer to:

Usage examples of "hajji".

It was all through the Hajji that we found the money for our cotton-play.

I could, I staggered off with the Hajji to interview the Sheshaheli about labour.

Therefore the Hajji said--and I helped with my counsel--that we must make arrangements to get the money in all respects conformable with the English Law.

And the Hajji showed the old woman the knife by which she would die if our Sahib died.

The Hajji told Bulaki Ram the clerk to occupy the seat of government at Dupe till our return.

Bulaki Ram feared the Hajji, because the Hajji had often gloatingly appraised his skill in figures at five thousand rupees upon any slave-block.

The Hajji loved our Sahib with the love of a father for his son, of a saved for his saviour, of a Great One for a Great One.

The Hajji walked delicately across the open place where their filth is, and scratched upon the gate which was shut.

I said that three witnesses amply established any case, but as yet, I said, the Hajji had not offered his slaves for sale.

But as to his seeing the prisoner, and having speech with the man-eaters--the Hajji breathed all that on his forehead to sink into his sick brain.

Our Sahib looked up to invite the Hajji to approach before he opened the letter, but the Hajji stood off till our Sahib had well opened and well read the letter.

Sahib raised and embraced him, and the Hajji covered his mouth with his shoulder-cloth, because it worked, and so he went away.

An alternative was to find out, if he could, exactly what the powers of the Stone were, and the only person who could tell him, so far as he could see, was Hajji Ibrahim.

It looked like the Embassy first, and in something under five minutes he was speaking to Hajji Ibrahim on the telephone.

To that shelter and sustenance she had eagerly returned from her absence on the Birmingham errand, and she and her companion were now telling him and the Hajji, who had been summoned, of the occurrences of that errand.