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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Khidr

KHartoum + sIt + Day or Zero + pRay

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Khidr in Arabic)خِضْر
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of KhidrKhethre Khezr Khedr Kheydhr Khedhre Kheydr Khiythr Khithre Khezr Kheyzr Khedr
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Quranic Root
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KH-DHAD-R
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Meaning of Khidr

Khidr, which is originally al-Khidr, is a man mentioned in Surat al-Kahf (chapter 18 of the Quran). The name itself is not mentioned in the Quran, but it is mentioned in Sahih al-Bukhari in a saying of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah upon him (Sahih al-Bukhari / Prophets / 3221). The saying mentions that the name al-Khidr, which etymologically related to “green”, “greenness”, came from the fact that wherever he stood on the ground, the ground would become green (with plants).

Khidr is considered by many scholars to have been a prophet, and some consider him a very long-lived son of Prophet Adam.

The story of Khidr is mentioned in the Quran in verses 18:60-82, some of which are below for your enjoyment. Verse 65 is where the mention of Khidr is made:

60. Recall when Moses said to his servant, “I will not give up until I reach the junction of the two rivers, even if it takes me years.”

61. Then, when they reached the junction between them, they forgot about their fish. It found its way into the river, slipping away.

62. When they went further, he said to his servant, “Bring us our lunch; we were exposed in our travel to much fatigue.”

63. He said, “Do you remember when we rested by the rock? I forgot about the fish. It was only the devil who made me forget it. And so it found its way to the river, amazingly.”

64. He said, “This is what we were seeking.” And so they turned back retracing their steps.

65. Then they came upon a servant of Ours, whom We had blessed with mercy from Us, and had taught him knowledge from Our Own.

66. Moses said to him, “May I follow you, so that you may teach me some of the guidance you were taught?”

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Thursday 13th of July 2017 04:14:53 PM

    Khidr is also mentioned in the book of Malichi in the old testament of the Holy Bible. And is said to return with the prophet Elija in the days of judgment.

  2. Anonymous on Thursday 13th of July 2017 04:17:00 PM

    The name Khidr also means great and powerful servant of God.

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