Hijra

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Hijra, Hegira, or Hejira may refer to:

Arabic word for "migration"[edit]

  • Hijra or Hegira, the migration of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib (later renamed by him to Medina) in 622 CE
  • Migration to Abyssinia, or the First Hijra, the migration of 83 of Mohammed's first followers to the Kingdom of Aksum (formerly called Abyssinia) in 615 CE in order to flee from the persecution in Mecca
  • 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

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 transgender or transsexual

See also[edit]