Ibn Mandhūr [d. 1311 CE] said, “Red (حمراء) [is a term used to describe] the white complexion of the Non-Arabs. The Arabs would describe white non-Arabs, like the Romans/Persians, as having a *red complexion [حمراء]. The term [أبيض] is NOT used for complexion.”

Ibn Mandhūr [d. 1311 CE] said, “Red (حمراء) [is a term used to describe] the Non-Arabs – for their white complexion. The Arabs would describe white non-Arabs, like the Romans/Persians, as having *red complexion [حمراء]. The term [أبيض] wasn’t used for complexion.” → Lisān al-Arab | Pg. 990 | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi… Read More Ibn Mandhūr [d. 1311 CE] said, “Red (حمراء) [is a term used to describe] the white complexion of the Non-Arabs. The Arabs would describe white non-Arabs, like the Romans/Persians, as having a *red complexion [حمراء]. The term [أبيض] is NOT used for complexion.”