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Another masterfully done history lesson DNM!

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jun 8, 2012 at 18:17

I will say again how much I enjoy reading your historical analysis and I learn something every time. I had never thought of the word Muhajerun as meaning migrants, of course I thought it related to a haji, or one who has performed the haj (speaking of the Haj, my boy is currently reading Uris' version and he is fascinated with how little has changed). So muhaj itself does not mean one who has done Haj? And then what is the connection between the words Muhajerun (and this is used in the UK for the name of a radical Islamist group) and the word Mujahedin (i.e. mu-haj-e-deen-?) Does it have anything to do with something like the haji of the code/religion?

P.S. The name/term Hagar/Hagarism is from the Hebrew to emigrate, it is a modern word used today.

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