Glossary beginning with H

the glossary
Click one of the letters above to be taken to a page of all terms beginning with that letter.

A tradition accepted as correct behaviour or thinking, derived from behaviour or sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.


The migration of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD. This is the date from which the Islamic calendar is calculated.

hortus conclusus

An enclosed garden, often depicted in medieval European and Persianate literature and illuminated manuscripts as a setting for love.


The hoopoe, a crested bird elected to lead the 30 birds on their quest for the mythical Simurgh in ʿAttar’s The conference of the birds.