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hijrah

Hijrah-of-the-prophet | Afa Saeed Zakariya

Hijrah, also spelled Hejira or Hijra (“Migration” or “Emigration”), Latin Hegira, the Prophet Muhammad’s migration (622 CE) from Mecca to Medina in order to escape persecution. The date represents the starting point of the Muslim era. Muhammad himself dated his correspondence, treaties, and proclamations after other events of his life. It was ʿUmar I, the second caliph, who in the year 639 CE introduced the …

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