Ma’mudiyah

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MA’MUDIYAH معمودية
A word used by the commentator al-Baizàwi for Christian Baptism. In remarking on Surah ff 182, the baptism of God” (Sibghatu ‘llah), he says. “The Nazarenes used to dip their children in yellow water, and they called it Ma’widiya; and they said, whoever was dipped in Ma’widiya was purified, and that it was a sign of his becoming a Nazarene.” (See Tafsiru ‘l- Bazaiwi, in loco)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam