Originally Posted by nzyme
Actually, if you raise the seventh, you have a Hijaz Kiar mode/scale, which is also quite popular, possibly used as much as a straight Hijaz.
Indeed you are correct. I looked in my copy of "Arabic Musical Scales: Basic Maqam Teachings" by Cameron Powers and he calls this Shenhaz, a member of the Hijaz family of scales.
This is fairly esoteric knowledge around here. How do you know this?