Hima

Posted on 04/03/2012 by marina

HIMA حمى
Lit. “guarded, forbidden.” A portion of land reserved by the ruler of a country as a grazing ground. (See Mishkat, book xii. ch. i, pt. i.) “Know ye that every prince has a grazing ground which is forbidden to the people, and know ye the grazing place (hima) is the thing forbidden by Him to men.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam