1. The holy journey to Mecca. It is an act of worship (pilgrimage). It usually gives a great spiritual boost to the pilgrim.
2. A title given to the person who has performed the act of haj. Usually indicates wisdom and serenity.
3. A title sometime given to an elderly Muslim who seems as wise and serene as a haj. This use of the word is controversial however.
First Person: Ahmad is back from haj!
Second Person: Great let's go and congratulate him.
I met Haj Hasan yesterday! He is so wise and respectable.
Haj Ali is a nice person but he didn't have a chance to perform haj yet. He is so eager to see Mecca.
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