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Hegira (Hejira)

Fishburn and Hughes: From the Arabic hijrah, emigration: the term for the starting point of the Muslim era, dated at 622 AD, when Mohammed fled from Mecca to Medina. The second caliph, Umari, introduced the Muslim calendar, which began with the first day of the lunar month, 16 July 622. The seventh century after the Hegira would therefore correspond to our fourteenth century. The Inmortal