Hamsa and Christianity
HAMSA AS THE WOMAN’S HOLY HAND
This universal amulet represented femininity and had extraordinary characteristics, it protected against the forces of evil for thousands of years, helped to secure peace and was said even to provide healing powers. It is still used as charm in many Middle Eastern countries today.
This special symbol of femininity, which protected people in the magical era transcended to the monotheistic religions and then through them up to the present day, with the main feminine figure becoming the Virgin Mary for Christianity and Fatima for Islam.
For Muslims Hamsa is the hand of Fatima and for Jews is the hand of Miriam who is the Prophet Moses’ sister. Hamsa is the hand of the holy woman in short.
HAMSA AS GODS HAND
Historically a wide geographic area, included the Middle East, considered the Hamsa sacred hand symbol as the symbol of God's hand in the earth. It helped to make them feel the existence of God in everything and in every new formation. The Hamsa amulet was seen as the symbol of holiness, healing and miracles, which would pull the forces of good to the bearer and protect them from unseen dangers, disease, and neutralize the negative energies of envy and the forces of evil.