Dhu'l-Hijjah


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Dhu'l-Hij·jah

 (do͞ol-hĭj′ä)
n.
The 12th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Arabic ḏū-l-ḥijja : ḏū, the one of; see in Semitic roots + al-, the + ḥijja, pilgrimage; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.Dhu'l-Hijjah - the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and the season of the hajj; has one extra day in leap years
Islamic calendar, Mohammedan calendar, Moslem calendar, Muhammadan calendar, Muslim calendar - the lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years
Islamic calendar month - any lunar month in the Muslim calendar
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Riyadh, Dhu-AlHijjah 24, 1438, Sep 15, 2017, SPA-- The forces of Border Guards are preparing to participate in the GCC Joint Naval Exercise "Peace Gulf 6", which will be held on next Monday, Dhu'l-Hijjah 27-29, 1438 AH corresponding to September 18-20, 2017 AD in the waters of the Arabian Gulf.
On the fourth day of Dhu'l-Hijjah more than one hundred thousand Muslims had entered Mecca.
The date of this event was the 18th of Dhu'l-Hijjah of the year 10 AH (10 March 632 CE).