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Wazir (Arabic: وزير) is an official title, meaning minister in several West and South Asian languages. Its equivalent in English is vizier. The style comes from the Arabic word wezr (وِزر), which means "burden". Thus, a wazir is literally someone who helps carry a burden, by helping the head of the state get the job done. It is also used as a family name.
This word was first mentioned in the Quran when Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) (English: Moses) prayed to Allah to appoint Haroon (May Allah be pleased with him) (English: Aaron) as his WAZIR (helper in the religion in the cause of Allah). Later on this religious wazir (helper in religion) was used for the political wazir (helper in the running of a government) of a ruler.
Wazir may refer to:
- Vizier, vazir or wazir, a high-ranking official, such as the Chief Minister of Muslim regimes starting with the Abbasid Caliphate.
- A vezér is a Hungarian high-ranking official or leader; may originate from the verb "vezet" (‘to lead’).
- Wazir Khan (Lahore) (15th century), a physician
- Wazir Khan (Sirhind) (-1710), a governor
- Wazir Ali Khan (1780–1817), fourth nawab wazir of Oudh
- Wazir Akbar Khan (1816-1845), an Afghan prince
- Wazir Arsala Khan (19th century), an Afghan politician
- Wazir Ali (1903–1950), India Test cricketer
- Wazir Mohammad (born 1929), former Pakistani cricketer
- Khalid Wazir (born 1936), former Pakistani cricketer
- Khalil al-Wazir (1935–1988), assassinated Palestinian military leader and senior aide of Yasser Arafat
- Wazir (Bagram detainee, 2002), captured in 2002, had a writ of habeas corpus submitted on his behalf
- Abdullah Wazir (born 1979), Afghan Guantanamo detainee
- Sanam Sutirath Wazir (born 1989), Indian Royalty and Kashmiri Human rights activist.
- Wazir Akbar Khan (Kabul), a neighborhood in Kabul, Afghanistan
- Wazir, Nangarhar, a village in Khogyani District, Afghanistan
- Wazir (chess), a fairy chess piece that moves one space in an orthogonal direction
- Wazir (film), an upcoming Indian film
- Wazir (tribe), a Pashtun tribe in Waziristan
- Wazir (Khogyani)
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