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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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The Interior Ministry announced on Sunday that Saudi anti-drug officers seized almost 30 tons of hashish, along with nearly as much heroin and millions of amphetamine pills, during the past Hijra year which ended in mid-October.
Eleven leaders from the terrorist groups of al-Nusra Front, al-Jabha al-Shamiya, Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, Ahrar Al-Sham, "Immigration to God" or "Al Hijra ila Allah " brigade and Muhajireen Brigade were identified among the dead.
HYDERABAD -- The 272nd three-day annual urs celebrations of great Sufi Saint Hazrat Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai will be celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and religious sanctity from 14th Saffar of the 1437 Hijra in Bhitshah.
In Musalmat Village, there are many old and new neighborhoods like Al Hijra neighborhood and modern residential schemes, like Tawi Al Sukkar, and eastern Scheme.
Contract Awarded for Elazig Sivrice County Baskil District, Central Akcakiraz Town, Centrum Saricubuk Village, Central Hijra Quarter 1 Pieces Synthetic Surface Football Pitch and Basketball Court.
The Night of Forgiveness (Berat Kandili/Leylet-ul-Bera'at), observed on the night between the 14th and 15th days of Sha'ban -- the eighth month of the Hijra calendar -- was commemorated with prayers tonight by Muslims around Turkey.
Muslims in the West are in a position similar to that of Muslims in Mecca before the Hijra or migration, and would do well to consider how the earliest community dealt with Islamophobia in the first years of the religion.
Jeddah, Rabi'I 10, 1436, Jan 1, 2015, SPA -- Minister of Labor Adel bin Mohammed Faqih today said that the enforcement of Nitaqat (zones) program on private sector companies resulted in the employment of some 750,000 Saudi nationals in the private sector by the beginning of the Hijra calendar, an increase to 15.
More than 2,000 cases, known as hula, took place until the end of the Hijra year (October 23), said the Arab News report.
Shiites are holding religious events during the month of Muharram of the Hijra calendar.
23 -- (BNA): His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister issued a circular stipulating holiday on the first day of the Hijra New Year 1436H as follows:
The Crescent Moon Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs yesterday announced that tomorrow would be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for 1435 Hijra.