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Glossary of Names and Terms

Glossary of Names and Terms g L O S S A R Y O F N A M E S A N d T E R M S aalam. Spear-headed black banner of Imam Husain, carried in procession during the Muharram festival. akhara. Wrestling ground. azakhana. Mourning chamber in a Shia imambara. baniya. Merchant class or caste. beta / betay / betey. Son; used affectionately for any young boy. dargah. Sufi shrine or meeting place. dastaan / dastan. Fable; story. doab. Land between two rivers. fakir / faqir. Muslim or Hindu mendicant. farangi. Foreigner; a (white) European; an Englishman. ghadar. Mutiny of 1914­1917 against British colonial rule in India. haji. Honorific given to a pilgrim who has traveled to Mecca. Hatamtai / Hatim Tai. Hero of a popular Urdu romance. hazrat. Title of veneration, esp. for a religious person. hijrat. Exile; migration; ref. to the Prophet Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina. idgah. Building where Muslims offer prayers, esp. during Id. imambara. Lit., "the place of Imam"; Shia congregation hall, esp. where Muharram festival is celebrated. jhatka. Non-kosher. kafir. Non-Muslim person. kevra. Scented water used in cooking. khaddar. Hand-woven cloth. malishya. Masseur. marsia / marsiha / marsiya. Elegy sung during Muharram to mourn http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Glossary of Names and Terms

Manoa , Volume 27 (1) – Sep 29, 2015

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g L O S S A R Y O F N A M E S A N d T E R M S aalam. Spear-headed black banner of Imam Husain, carried in procession during the Muharram festival. akhara. Wrestling ground. azakhana. Mourning chamber in a Shia imambara. baniya. Merchant class or caste. beta / betay / betey. Son; used affectionately for any young boy. dargah. Sufi shrine or meeting place. dastaan / dastan. Fable; story. doab. Land between two rivers. fakir / faqir. Muslim or Hindu mendicant. farangi. Foreigner; a (white) European; an Englishman. ghadar. Mutiny of 1914­1917 against British colonial rule in India. haji. Honorific given to a pilgrim who has traveled to Mecca. Hatamtai / Hatim Tai. Hero of a popular Urdu romance. hazrat. Title of veneration, esp. for a religious person. hijrat. Exile; migration; ref. to the Prophet Muhammad's flight from Mecca to Medina. idgah. Building where Muslims offer prayers, esp. during Id. imambara. Lit., "the place of Imam"; Shia congregation hall, esp. where Muharram festival is celebrated. jhatka. Non-kosher. kafir. Non-Muslim person. kevra. Scented water used in cooking. khaddar. Hand-woven cloth. malishya. Masseur. marsia / marsiha / marsiya. Elegy sung during Muharram to mourn

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