The Meaning of Hamsa (The Hand of Fatima) Tattoo Design
Hamsa is also known as Khamsa, which means an Arabic word meaning “five” or “five fingers of the hand”. It is interesting how this symbol is accepted in different religions for various reasons. And surprisingly, all meanings and reasons come to the same meaning that is safety and protection. Hamsa hand symbolism in Islam In Islam, the five fingers represent the five pillars of Islam. These are meanings Shahada: there is only one God and Muhammad is his only messenger. salad : do not forget that you should bed five times a day. Zakat: Alms to the needy. Sawm : Fasting and self-control during Ramadan and Hajj : Visit Mecca at least once during the lifetime. Alternatively, this symbol is also called the hand of Fatima , in memory of Muhammad’s daughter Fatima Zahra. Hamsa hand symbolism in Judaism When they come from a Jewish family, they know that these five fingers remind them of the five senses and use them to remember God. Some Jews also believe that the five fingers represent five books of the Torah. It is also called as the hand of Miriam, the older sister of Moses. Hamsa hand symbolism in Christianity Christians in Christianity believe that the Hamsa hand is the hand of the Virgin Mary and symbolizes femininity and strengthens it. Many times the symbol of a Christian fish is also taken along with this design of the outer lining of the eye, as the fish (ichthyosis) is considered to be a symbol of Christ. In some cultures it is also believed that the fish is immune to the evil eye. No matter which one believes you can see that this motive is in every religion and culture a protection against evil. Many families and mothers wear this symbol to protect their family from evil. Because all cultures believe that this symbol provides a power of protection. Many people opt for this motif as a tattoo because they also believe that if they carry this motif on their body, they are protected from evil and disease.
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