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The 12th month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.
[Arabic ḏū-l-ḥijja : ḏū, the one of; see ḏ in Semitic roots + al-, the + ḥijja, pilgrimage; see ḥgg in Semitic roots.]
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|Noun||1.||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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