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date: 26 September 2020

hijra 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Konstantin KleinKonstantin Klein, Andrew MarshamAndrew Marsham

In later Islamic tradition, usually *Muhammad’s emigration from *Mecca to Yathrib (*Medina) in 622. This flight is said to have been prompted by Muhammad’s vulnerability at Mecca following the death of his uncle and protector, Abu Talib. The first day of the lunar year in which the hijra occurred marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar (... ...

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