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(in India) a person who adopts a gender role that is neither male nor female
[Urdu: eunuch]


or Hij•rah

(ˈhɪdʒ rə)

also Hegira

n. (sometimes l.c.)
1. the journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina to escape persecution A.D. 622: regarded as the beginning of the Muslim Era.
2. the Muslim Era itself.
[1840–50; < Arabic hijrah flight, departure]
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According to the QCH, the moon passes through different phases during Hijra months as new crescent, first quarter, full moon, second quarter, etc.
The 'Hyderabad Queer Swabhiman Yatra' is an initiative by Hijra, Transgender, Lesbian, Kothi, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, Inter-sex, Inter-gender, Asexual, Queer and Allies of Telangana (HTLKGBPIIAQA) individuals and civil society groups working to reclaim our self-respect that is continually under assault by the cultures of silence, invisibilisation, prejudice and violence," read an official note.
He holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from College of Tourism & Hotels and his last assignment was with InterContinental Dar Al Hijra as an assistant executive housekeeper.
This third volume focuses on the unification of Islamic thought and the flowering of theology during the second and third centuries of the Hijra.
During a period from September 2015 to February 2016, community-based sampling was done from 134 Hijra sex workers (HSW), 101 female sex workers (FSW), 104 jail prisoners and 48 intravenous drug users (IDUs) through community outreach, peer referring and field sampling.
This denying is traced to the interpretation made by Al-Bazazi in the 9th Hijra (Islamic calendar).
MOHAMMED RASOOLDEEN RIYADH: The Ministry of Commerce and Investment issued 87,575 commercial registrations for women at the end of the Hijra year 1438.
In a message to nation on the commencement of new Islamic year 1439 Hijra, the President said efforts should be made to foster mutual love and fraternity by following the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him).
20 (Petra)--Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, His Royal Highness Prince Hashem Bin Al Hussein, chief chamberlain, attended a celebration on the occasion of the Hijra new year that was organized by the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs on Wednesday at the King Abdullah Mosque in Amman.
Muscat, Sept 17 (ONA) Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, Chairman of the Civil Service Council today issued a decision on the holiday of the Holy Prophet's Hijra Anniversary (PBUH) and the advent of the New Hijri year 1439 AH.
20) For many, like Pallavi, the cult-like nomadic lifestyle of a hijra seemed like the only possible alternative to the life they were leading, despite its shortcomings.
The DC informed that three day annual Urs celebrations will begin from 14th Safar, 1438 Hijra with participation of tens of thousands devotees of Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai from every nook and corner of the province as well as other parts of the country.