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Should I keep my daughter name “Manha” or “Minha”? Please, advise me.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org
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I am in process of namin my dauter “Manha” but I am confused between the ARABIC QURANIC meaning between “Manha” and Minha”. I chose “Manha” assuming its means “Gft of Allah” , but I saw some contradicting things online. I know everything online isnot right, so i chose to ask you .Please advice. 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

“Minha” is an Arabic name for girls that means gift.[1]

“Minha” is written as مِنْحَة in Arabic.

“Manha” means “goal”, “objective”, “direction”, “path”, “road”, “way of life”.[2]

“Manha” is written as مَنْحَى in Arabic.

You can select any name for your daughter you wish to, hence, the names “Minha”, “and “Manha” are suitable.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Rabiul Islam

Student Darul Iftaa
Detroit, Michigan, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[1] https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/%D9%85%D9%86%D8%AD%D8%A9/

http://quranicnames.com/meaning-of-minha-with-pronunciation-and-details/

https://www.pakistan.web.pk/names/minha-meanings/

 

Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic P. 1086

المعجم الوسيط (ص: 888 م: المكتبة الاسلامية استانبول – تركيا)

(منحه الشئ) – منحًا: وهبه. والمِنْحَة: العطية.

 

الصحاح تاج اللغة و صحاح العربية (ص:1099 م: دارالحديث – القاهرة)

منح: المنح: العطاء. والاسم: المِنْحَة بالكسر، وهي العطية.

 

القاموس المحيط (ص: 1243 م: دارالمعرفة بيروت – لبنان )

 

[2] https://www.almaany.com/ar/dict/ar-ar/%D9%85%D9%8E%D9%86%D8%AD%D9%89/

مَنحى: (اسم) من نحي

الجمع : مَنَاحٍ ، مَنَاحِي. اتِّجاهٌ، مجالٌ ، طريقٌ ، مسلك، مَنَاحِي الْحَيَاةِ : مَجَالاَتُهَا.

http://quranicnames.com/meaning-and-pronounciation-of-manha/

https://www.pakistan.web.pk/names/manha-meanings/

http://askimam.org/public/question_detail/27811

Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic P. 1113

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