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Hadith

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the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (The Traditions) which were made into Islamic law

Hajib

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Muslim court chamberlain

Hajj

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a title given to a person who had made a pilgrimage to Mecca

halfa

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A sturdy, coarse, fast-spreading and deep rooted plant or weed that grows in arid regions.

Hanafi

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School of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence founded by Abu hanifa al-noman. His school extended in the resourses of Islamic law so it adopted the principle of analogy and assiduity

Hanbali

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School of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence founded by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, based his theology solely upon the Qur'an, and, to some degree, the hadiths and he in rare cases depended on analogy

handfast

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Handfast is an archaic English word meaning "handclasp". It refers to a "handclasp" that is used to signify a pledge, such as a contract or marriage.

harem

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A harem is a house or a section of a house reserved for women members of a household. Harem can also refer to the wives, concubines, female relatives, and servants occupying such a place.

Hatti

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The Hatti or Hittites are a people who occupied modern Turkey in the thirteenth Century BC. They were a rival empire to Egypt of the New Kingdom. King Ramesses the Second fought a famous battle against the Hatti about 1285 BC.

Hejra

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emigration of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in AD 622

Heka

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A scepter symbolizing Pharaonic authority that was shaped like a shepherd's crook.

Hellenistic

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the style of Greek art or architecture during the period beginning with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC to the accession of Caesar Augustus in 27 BC

Hem-Hem

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The crown of the Egptian god, Re-Horakhty, consisting of a sun disk surrounded by a cobra.

herm

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a statue in the form of a square stone pillar surmounted by a bust or head, usually of Hermes, and used as a boundary marker in ancient Greece and for decorative purposes in later periods

herringbone

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A pattern consisting of rows of short, slanted parallel lines with the direction of the slant alternating row by row and used in embroidery and weaving.

Hijra

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Emigration of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in AD 622.

himation

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a rectangular cloth draped over the left shoulder and about the body of men and women in ancient times

Hittite

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The Hittites or Hatti are a people who occupied modern Turkey in the thirteenth Century BC. They were a rival empire to Egypt of the New Kingdom. King Ramesses the Second fought a famous battle against the Hittites about 1285 BC.

hoopoe

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Any of several birds of the family Upupidae and having a distinctively patterned plumage, a fanlike crest, and a slender, downward-curving bill.

hotep

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An ancient Egyptian term for "peace and offerings".

hull

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The frame or body of a ship, exclusive of masts or superstructure.

hydria

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a large round water jug with three handles; two handles on the sides for lifting and a third at the back for pouring

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