The Hand of Fatima, or Jamsa, is a hand-shaped symbol popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In other words, it is a symbol of protection commonly used as a defence, mainly by Jews and Muslims. However, it is an object typically coming from the Arab culture and accepted in almost all cultures. In addition, it is attributed a multitude of powers to it, including that it prevents the evil eye, protects from anger and above all is an object of protection.
The most widespread form of the symbol is that of a symmetrical hand: the middle finger in the centre; to its sides the ring and the index, a little shorter than the heart and equal to each other; and at the ends two thumbs, also of the same size and slightly curved outward. On the other hand, it sometimes contains other symbols, such as the eye of God, and inscriptions of a religious nature.
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