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Harem vs. Haram — What's the Difference?

Harem vs. Haram — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Harem and Haram

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Harem

Harem (Arabic: حريم‎ ḥarīm, "a sacred inviolable place; harem; female members of the family") properly refers to domestic spaces that are reserved for the women of the house in a Muslim family. This private space has been traditionally understood as serving the purposes of maintaining the modesty, privilege, and seclusion of women from other men.
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Haram

Haram (; Arabic: حَرَام‎, ḥarām, [ħaˈraːm]) is an Arabic term meaning ‘forbidden’. This may refer to: either something sacred to which access is forbidden to the people who are not in a state of purity or who are not initiated into the sacred knowledge; or, in direct contrast, to an evil and thus "sinful action that is forbidden to be done".
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Harem

A house or a section of a house reserved for women members of a Muslim household.
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Haram

(Islam) A sin.
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Harem

The wives, concubines, female relatives, and servants occupying such a place.
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Haram

Forbidden by Islam: unlawful, sinful.
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Harem

A group of women who are sexual partners of the same man.
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Harem

A group of female animals that breed exclusively with a single dominant male.
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Harem

The private section of an Arab household, traditionally forbidden to male strangers.
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Harem

A group of someone's girlfriends, wives and/or concubines in a polygamous household.
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Harem

A group of female animals (cows) herded and controlled by a male animal (bull) of that species for breeding purposes. Such behaviour is exhibited by bovids including cattle and buffalo as well as moose, elephants, seals, sea lions, baboons, and elephant seals.
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Harem

(ornithology) A group of female birds mated to or associated with a breeding male.
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Harem

(slang) Any significant number of women together as a group; a bevy.
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Harem

(uncountable) A genre of anime and manga in which a man is the love interest of three or more women.
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Harem

The apartments or portion of the house allotted to females in Mohammedan families.
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Harem

The family of wives and concubines belonging to one man, in Mohammedan countries; a seraglio.
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Harem

Living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household
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