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see HegiraHegira
or Hejira
[Ar.,=Hijra=breaking off of relations], the departure of the prophet Muhammad from Mecca in Sept., 622. Muhammad was a monotheist and preached against the polytheism of the Meccan religion.
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, Hejira
1. the departure of Mohammed from Mecca to Medina in 622 ad; the starting point of the Muslim era
2. the Muslim era itself
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Ao estabelecer uma relacao intertextual com Hejira, Ito traz para o poema os temas do amor transgressor e reprimido associado as ideias de escapar de um ambiente hostil e a escolha dificil entre percorrer a amplitude das extremidades ou seguir em linha reta.
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