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Hadrat or Hadhrat (
Urdu: حضرت Hazret or Hazrat) is an honorific
Arabic title used to honour a person. The literal translation of Hadrah is "Presence". In usage it carries denotations of the
charismatic and is comparable to traditional Western honorifics addressing high officials, such as "Your Honour" (for judges), "His 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
Bosnian as "Hazreti".
Examples of "Hazrat" used as a title are:
Hazrat Umar Farooq,
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq,
Hazrat Hajar (Hagar),Hazrat Usman and
Hazrat Inayat Khan.
This word may sometimes also appear after the names of respected Muslim personalities, such as
imams, in the form of "Hazretleri" in Islamic culture. This is similar to the
Indian and Hindu honorific
Japanese honorific "sama".