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haj

or hajj also hadj  (hăj)
n. pl. haj·es or hajj·es also hadj·es Islam
A pilgrimage to Mecca during Dhu'l Hijja, considered obligatory for every Muslim who is capable of undertaking it at least once in his or her life.

[Arabic ḥajj, from ḥajja, to perform the annual Meccan pilgrimage; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.haj - the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijjahaj - the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; 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"
pilgrimage, pilgrim's journey - a journey to a sacred place
pillar of Islam - (Islam) one of the five religious obligations accepted by all Muslims
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Iran does not have a new agenda during the haj season," the head of communications and media in the Iranian commission to Mecca, Ghulam Hussein Islami Fard, was quoted by the Iranian news agency IRNA as saying.
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During the meeting Al Sabei urged the members of the Haj mission to show more cooperation and efforts for serving and helping the Omani pilgrims.