a Muslim who has memorized the Koran: a title of honor
Origin of hafizArabic ??fiz, a person who remembers
(born Shams-ud-Din Mohammed) 1325?-90?; Pers. lyric poet
- One who has memorized the Koran.
- Used as a title of respect for such a person.
Origin of hafizArabic &hlowdot;āfi&zlowdot;, guardian, hafiz, active participle of &hlowdot;afi&zlowdot;a, to guard, memorize; see &hlowdot;p&tlowmdot; in Semitic roots.
Full name Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi. fl. 14th century.
Persian poet whose sensuous rhyming couplets, many of which celebrate love, wine, and nature, are traditionally interpreted allegorically by Sufic Muslims.
(plural hafizes or huffaz)
- a Muslim who has memorized the whole Qur'an
Persian, from Arabic حافظ (ḥāfiẓ), present participle of حفظ (ḥáfiẓa, “to guard, know by heart”).