Question What is the meaning of "mahdar"?

Discussion in 'Islam in General' started by ish, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. ish

    ish ...

    Assalamu alaykum brothers and sisters. I hope you are all well.

    I came across the word mahdar (transliterated from Arabic),and I don't know what it means.

    Here is some context:

    Aboo Dawood said, "I used to see Aboo 'Abdullah's buttons undone, and I sometimes saw him with mismatched socks and sandals. I never saw him wearing a mahdar or anything having two straps."​

    If it helps, the above is from the biography of Aboo Dawood and he's talking about Imam Ahmad.
  2. وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله

    The word is not transliterated correctly. It's supposed to be Makhdhara, not Mahdar. Which means green/greenish from the word Akhdar.

    Here is the original text in Arabic.

    وقال أبو داود : كنت أرى أزرار أبي عبد الله محلولة . ورأيت عليه من النعال ومن الخفاف غير زوج ، فما رأيت فيه مخضرا ولا شيئا له قبالان .
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  3. ish

    ish ...

    Ok, so it was a typo and should have been transliterated as mukhadhar/mukhadharan to mean something green-colored, as in like a green garment? Maybe green garments were considered luxurious at that time. Interesting. Jazakallahu khairan for looking that up.

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