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 (hä-fĭz′, -fēz′) 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.


n. Islam
1. One who has memorized the Koran.
2. Used as a title of respect for such a person.

[Arabic ḥāfiẓ, guardian, hafiz, active participle of ḥafiẓa, to guard, memorize; see ḥpṯ̣ in Semitic roots.]


(Islam) a title for a person who knows the Koran by heart
[from Persian, from Arabic hāfiz, from hafiza to guard]


(Biography) Shams al-Din Muhammad (ˌshæmz ælˌdɪn məʊˈhæmɪd). ?1326–90, Persian lyric poet, best known for his many short poems about love and wine, often treated as religious symbols


(ˈhɑ fɪz)

a title of respect for a Muslim who knows the Koran by heart.
[1655–65; < Arabic ḥāfiz literally, a guard, one who keeps]



(Shams ud-din Mohammed) c1320–89?, Persian poet.


A Persian word for a person who has memorized the Koran.
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There is as much sense in Hafiz as in Horace, and as much knowledge of the world.
Was it Hafiz or Firdousi that said of his Persian Lilla, She was an elemental force, and astonished me by her amount of life, when I saw her day after day radiating, every instant, redundant joy and grace on all around her.
In them you will see the mystery and the sensual beauty of the East, the roses of Hafiz and the wine-cup of Omar; but presently you will see more.
One after another he comes up in his private adventures with every fable of Aesop, of Homer, of Hafiz, of Ariosto, of Chaucer, of Scott, and verifies them with his own head and hands.
On Sunday 14 April, the Netherlands-Flemish Institute hosted a lecture on a newly launched project involving the Persian poet Hafiz and the German Poet Goethe, and the connection between them.
IDLG head Abdul Khaliq Farahi also acknowledged Hafiz had served the nation through his writings and contributed to the nation-building enterprise.
A royal decree had stipulated that Hafiz support should be for a period of only 12 months.
Weimar has been hosting an annual Hafiz festival dating back to 2008 as well as the East-West Diwan festival.
The 26/11 trial is underway in Pakistan's anti terror court and according to reports Hafiz Saeed's name did not figure in the charge sheet.
Although Hafiz's brother is very supportive of him, Hafiz said his brother cannot shadow him all the time as he also has to work.
M AIL T ODAY tried to contact Hafiz Talha Saeed through Twitter on Friday.
Talking to parents of Hafiz Mohammad Naeem, the chief minister said elements which burnt to death human beings in Youhanabad deserved no leniency and this incident of cruelty and barbarity was highly condemnable.