By Edouard Aldahdah
Posted on September 29th, 2014 in General
In the same vein as the new information pertaining to the hujjah of the mare *Jedah, I thought I’d try my luck and look up the Bedouin owner of the Davenport import *Azra in the same table of Fad’aan clan. And it worked.
*Azra is a Saqlawi Ubayri from the marbat of Muharib al-Kharraz of the Makathirah section of the Fad’aan (a section similar in level to the ‘Aqaqirah). A search for the Makathirah section yielded the following:
“The fourth section of the Khrisah [a large sub-tribe of the Fad’aan] is al-Makathirah, and their elder/leader is al-Mad-hun […] and their way cry is “the horse rider of al-Balha is a Kathiri” [Kathiri is singular, Makathirah is plural of the same]; and their ancestor is Sulayman also known as the Elderly (al-‘Awd) and they are the most numerous of the Khrisah sections; and Sheykh Saleh al-Mad-hun indicated that Sulayman has six offspring, and they are (i) Qutn; (ii) […] and from Qutn come Saqr and Muhammad, and from Saqr come Rabih and […]; and from Rabih come Shafe’ and Nafe’ and Falah al-Muqafe’ and they are known as al-Kharareez [plural of al-Kharraz], and the meaning of al-Kharz is the stabbing with a mikhraz, which is an old type of pointy weapon […]. [On the other hand] “The author [no mention of which author] divides the Makathirah into four groups, and the first among these is al-Qutn and […]; and the first sub-group of al-Qutn is al-Saqr, and from al-Saqr come al-Kharareez. “
Sadly, no luck in zeroing in on an individual Bedouin named Muharib from these Kharareez clans here as we did with *Jedah’s owner. He seems to have died young and/or without progeny. That said, we now know the origin of the name al-Kharraz, which means “the stabber with a mikhraz”.