Hijra

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Hijra, Hijrah, Hegira, Hejira or Hijrat may refer to:

Islam[edit]

  • Hegira, the migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib (later renamed by him to Medina) in 622 CE
  • Migration to Abyssinia, or the First Hegira, the migration of 83 of Muhammad's first followers to the Kingdom of Aksum (formerly called Abyssinia) in 615 CE in order to flee persecution in Mecca
  • Hijri year (Anno Hegirae, AH), any year in the Islamic calendar, reckoned from the Hegira

Literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • HIJRA (Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid), an African humanitarian organization
  • Hijra (South Asia), the standard term in South Asia for male-to-female transgender individuals
  • Hijrat (film), a 2016 Pakistani film

See also[edit]

  • Hijara, a board game
  • Hiigara, the fictional planet of the Kushan in the computer game Homeworld