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19:30 Feb 22, 2008
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Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Religion
Arabic term or phrase: مداراة
وهو ما أشار إليه ابن العربي في أحكام القرآن بقوله: "وحقيقة الإدهان ؛ إظهار المقاربة مع الاعتقاد للعداوة، فإن كانت المقاربة باللين فهي مداهنة، وإن كانت مع سلامة الدين فهي مداراة، أي مدافعة.
وقد تكون المداهنة معاملة للناس بما يحبون من القول، والثناء عليهم بما ليس فيهم، ولو كانوا على باطل، وقد تحمل بين طياتها معنى النزلف طلبا لرفعة أو مكانة أو رضا مرغوب أو مرهوب، ويزيد البلاء حين يكون ذلك على حساب الدين فيمتنع المداهن عن إنكار منكر أو نصرة مظلوم رعاية لحق فاعل المنكر أو الظالم

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please read this passage carefully and then give me your fruitful inputs.
It is a very delicate term
Saleh Dardeer
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1dealing with others with wisdom and affection
amky
3 +2To humour (someone)
Marcelle Nassif
4benevolence
Ahmad Batiran
3affectation
A-E-D
3sycophancy, adulationghia


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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
sycophancy, adulation


Explanation:
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ghia
Lebanon
Local time: 02:00
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks a lot ghia for your help! Kindly follow the link and see some definitions of sycophancy http://www.onelook.com/?w=sycophancy&ls=a This word signifies a servile and very submissive kind of flattery. However, the context above indicates that mudarah has positive connotations, unlike flattery.


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neutral  Ahmad Batiran: (هاتان المفردتان تعنيان (المُداهنة
2 days23 hrs
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
To humour (someone)


Explanation:
To play along someone's whims

Example sentence(s):
  • A key theme in the play is old age. A king, 'four score and upward' (i.e. more than 80 years old), weary of his life, gives his kingdom to his daughters, whilst yet hoping to retain his regal status. His two elder daughters, instead of humouring him and l
Marcelle Nassif
Lebanon
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 8

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agree  Mohsin Alabdali
14 hrs
  -> Thank you!

agree  Dilshod Madolimov
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
affectation


Explanation:
A particular habit, as of speech or dress, adopted to give a false impressio.

A-E-D
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22 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
dealing with others with wisdom and affection


Explanation:
هذا ما يسمى بالمداراة باللغة العربية ومعنى المداراة لايمكن ان ياتي بمعنى المجاملة لان المجاملة تعنى اللباقة بالحديث، اما المداراة فمعناها الحكمة والتلطف وحسن الخلق الى آخرة وقد قيل في الأمثال "داروا سفهائكم بثلثي اموالكم" وذلك للمصلحة العامة والله اعلم

amky
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 02:00
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Native speaker of: Arabic

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agree  Nagwan Noaman
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3 days2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
مُداراة
benevolence


Explanation:
* معجم لغة الفقهاء


    Reference: http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_/benevolence.html
    Reference: http://lexicons.sakhr.com/openme.asp?fileurl=/html/3077167.h...
Ahmad Batiran
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 02:00
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 16
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