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Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲
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(a.), pilgrimage to Mecca, ʿArafāt and Minā, the fifth of the five “pillars” ( arkān ) of Islam. It is also called the Great Pilgrimage in contrast to the ʿumra [q.v.] or Little Pilgrimage. Its annual observance has had, and continues to have, a profound influence on the Muslim world. Those not taking part follow the pilgrims in thought; the religious teachers, and nowadays the press, radio and television help them in this…

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Wensinck, A.J., Wensinck,A.J., Jomier,J. and Lewis,B., “Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 01 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0249>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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