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A qidr (cauldron) is a pot for cooking. Qadir refers to the food cooked in it, and iqtidar the act of cooking in it. Also, qaddar means a butcher or a cook. Cauldrons were made of metals, especially copper and iron, then later of lighter metals like aluminum.
This word is mentioned in the Quran and hadiths. It is in the words of Allah, Glorified is He: “They made him whatever he wanted– palaces, a statues, basins as large as water troughs, fixed cauldrons. We said, ‘Work thankfully, family of David, for few of my servants are truly thankful.’” [Saba’: 13] “Fixed” means too great and heavy to be removed from their places.