Hadrat

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Hadrat, Hadhrat, or Hadrah (Arabic: حَضْرَة‎, romanizedḥaḍra, pl. حَضْرَات ḥaḍrāt; Persian: pronounced Hazret or Hazrat) is a common Pakistani, Iranian, and honorific Arabic title used to honour a person. It literally denotes and translates to "presence, appearance."

Initially, the title was used for the prophets of the Islamic faith: the twenty-five great Hadhrats include Muhammad, Abraham, Noah, Moses, and Jesus.

It carries connotations 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.