Hegira (disambiguation)

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Hegira refers to the migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib (later renamed by him to Medina) in 622 CE.

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



Other uses[edit]

  • 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 to flee persecution in Mecca
  • HIJRA (Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid), an African humanitarian organization
  • Hijra (South Asia), one of the many terms in the culture of South Asia used to refer individuals who are transgender or transsexual
  • Hijrat (film), a 2016 Pakistani film

See also[edit]

  • Hijri year (Anno Hegirae, AH), any year in the Islamic calendar, reckoned from the Hegira
  • Hijara, a board game
  • Hiigara, the fictional planet of the Kushan in the computer game Homeworld