Definitions for hafizˈhɑ fɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ha•fizˈhɑ fɪz(n.)

  1. a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart.

    Category: Eastern Religions

Origin of hafiz:

1655–65; < Ar ḥāfiz lit., a guard, one who keeps


  1. (Shams ud-din Mohammed) c1320–89?, Persian poet.

    Category: Biography


  1. hafiz(Noun)

    a Muslim who can recite the Qur'an by heart

  2. Origin: Persian, from Arabic ḥāfiẓ, present participle of ḥáfiẓa 'to guard, know by heart'.


  1. Hafiz

    Hafiz, literally meaning "guardian," is a term used by modern Muslims for someone who has completely memorized the Qur'an.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Häfiz

    his real name Shems-Eddin-Mohammed, the great lyric poet of Persia, born in Shiraz, where he spent his life; he has been called the Anacreon of Persia; his poetry is of a sensuous character, though the images he employs are Interpreted by some in a supersensuous or mystical sense; Goethe composed a series of lyrics in imitation; the name Häfiz denotes a Mohammedan who knows the Korân and the Hadith by heart (1320-1391).


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