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Hadrat, Hadhrat, or Hadrah (Arabic: حَضْرَة Ḥadˤrah (sing.)/ حَضْرَات Ḥadˤrāt (pl.); Persian: pronounced Hazret or Hazrat) is an honorific Arabic title used to honour a person which literally denotes and translates to 'presence, appearance'.
Initially, it is used for the prophets of the Islamic faith, from Muhammad, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jesus, are among those of the twenty-five great Hadhrats.
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 clergies or highly religious clergies).
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 Sama. The term was also loaned into Turkish and Bosnian as Hazreti.
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