The Hegira or Hijrah (Arabic: هِجْرَة‎), an aa romanised as Hijra an Hejira, is the migration or jurney o the Islamic prophet Muhammad an his follaers frae Mecca tae Yathrib, later renamed bi him tae Medina, in the year 622 CE.[1]

DateFuirsday 17 Juin — Fryday 2 July 622 Julian calendar[1]
LocationArabian Peninsula
An aw kent asThe Flicht o Muhammad;[2][3] The Migration; Hijrah; Hijra
PairteecipantsMuhammad an his follaers
OotcomeRenaming Yathrib as "the Ceety (o the Prophet)" (Medina);
Enmity atween the Aus tribe an Khazraj tribes endit;
Muhammad made poleetical leader an unitit the new Muslims


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shaikh, Fazlur Rehman (2001). Chronology of Prophetic Events. London: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd. pp. 51–52.
  2. "Dates of Epoch-Making Events", The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. (Gutenberg version)
  3. Mahomet is an archaism uised for Muhammad... See Medieval Christian view o Muhammad for mair information.