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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This is because Al-Muharram is a sacred month and because it follows Dhu'l-Hijjah which is the month in which the Muslims perform the Haj, or the pilgrimage, which is the last of the five pillars of Islam that was enjoined upon the Muslims.
The exact date and timing of the occasion varies on the positioning of the moon at the beginning of the Islamic calendar month, better known as Dhu'l-Hijjah.
On the first day of Hajj (eighth day of Dhu'l-Hijjah), pilgrims head to Mina, near Makkah, where they spend the rest of the day, which is known as the Day of Tarawiyyah.