- Shams ud-din Mohammed, c1320–89?, Persian poet.
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- a title for a person who knows the Koran by heart
Word Origin for hafiz
from Persian, from Arabic hāfiz, from hafiza to guard
- 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
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