Keeping the name “Isra” or “Asra”

Q: One of my friends wants to name her daughter Isra or Asra. She wants to ask is this name favourable according to the meaning and does in the Quran isra refer to children of Bani Israel? Can she use Isra or Asra as a name?


A: According to our knowledge this is not a name. Similarly, this word does not refer to the children of Bani Israeel.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)