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Hadrat, Hadhrat, or Hadrah (Arabic: حضرة Ḥaɮˤrah; Urdu: حضرت Hazret or Hazrat) is an honorific Arabic title used to honour a person. The literal translation is 'Presence'. It carries denotations of the charismatic and is comparable to traditional Western honorifics addressing high officials, such as "Your Honour" (for judges), "His/Her Majesty" (for royalty), or "His Holiness" (for high clergy). There are twelve great Hazrats in the Islamic faith, among those being Muhammad, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jesus. The term was also loaned into Turkish and Bosnian as Hazreti.
Examples of Hazrat used as a title are: Hazrat Muhammad, Hazrat Musa, Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Umar Farooq, Hazrat Uthman, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq, Hazrat Hajar (Hagar), Hazrat Isa, and Hazrat Inayat Khan.
This word may sometimes also appear after the names of respected Muslim personalities, such as imams, e.g. Turkish Hazretleri ('his Hadrat') in Islamic culture. This is similar to the French honorifics Monsieur and Madame, and Japanese honorific Japanese honorific Sama.