Definition of "hajj" []

  • The pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim is required to make at least once in his life, provided he has enough money and the health to do so (noun)
  • The pilgrimage to Mecca made by pious Muslims; one of the five pillars (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hajj" in a sentence
  • "This annual pilgrimage, one of the largest religious gatherings on earth, lasting up to five days, is known as the hajj."
  • "Although he declined to name them, other Afghan officials said one of the probes is looking at the minister in charge of organizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a trip known as the hajj, which is made by tens of thousands of Afghans each year."
  • "Two of Islam's five pillars -- the sacred fasting month of Ramadan and the pilgrimage to Mecca called the hajj -- are also carefully controlled."