Hijra

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Hijra, hejira, or hegira may refer to:

Islam[edit]

  • Hijra (Islam), the migration of Muhammad and his followers to the city of Medina in 622 CE
  • Hijra year, any year in the Islamic calendar, reckoned from the Hijra
  • First hijra or the Migration to Abyssinia, 615 CE

Other uses[edit]

  • Hijra (South Asia), one of the many terms in the culture of South Asia used to refer individuals who consider themselves as transsexual or transgender
  • Hejira (album), an album by Joni Mitchell
  • Hegira (novel), a 1979 science fiction novel by Greg Bear
  • Hegira, a fictional exodus from Earth to other parts of the galaxy in the Hyperion Cantos science fiction novels

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