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Name: Zayn & Zyna

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What is the meaning of zayn can we keep my son name is the name zyna is the names of our sahabas

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

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

Brother in Islam,

Shariah has placed great importance in choosing names. The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has mentioned:

مَنْ وُلِدَ لَهُ وَلَدٌ فَلْيُحْسِنِ اسْمَهُ وَأَدَبَهُ (رواه البيهقي في شعب الإيمان: 8299)

Translation: Whoever is graced with a child, he should give him a beautiful name and beautify his characters (Bayhaqi: 8299)

Furthermore, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has said:


إِنَّكُمْ تُدْعَوْنَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِأَسْمَائِكُمْ، وَأَسْمَاءِ آبَائِكُمْ، فَأَحْسِنُوا أَسْمَاءَكُمْ (رواه أبو داود: 4948)

Translation: Surely you will be called on the Day of Judgment according to your names and your fathers’ names.  Therefore, beautify your names. (Abu Dawud: 4948)


In principle, it is preferred to keep names that are mentioned by Allah Ta’alah in the Qur’an, by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam in Ahadith, and those names usually kept by righteous Muslims. 1

The name Zain means beauty.2 The name is generally coupled with another noun such as Zain-Ul-Islam, Zain-Ul-Abideen, Zain-Ud-Deen. The meaning thereof would be the most beautiful of the worshippers.3

In Islamic history, the Great Grandson of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, Ali ibn Husayn ibn Ali, was famously known as Zain-ul-Abideen. 4 Furthermore, it was the name of the great jurist and Author of Al-Bahr-Ar-Raiq, Zain-ud-Din ibn Nujaym. Therefore, it is appropriate to keep the name Zayn.

The name Zayna is the feminine form of Zayn which means beauty/beautiful.5 It is a suitable muslim name for females.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student – Darul Iftaa

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




1المحيط البرهاني،: إدارة القران:7:196

وفي «الفتاوى» : التسمية باسم لم يذكره الله تعالى في كتابه ولا ذكره رسول الله عليه السلام، ولا استعمله المسلمون تكلموا فيه، والأولى أن لا تفعل.


الفتاوى البزازية، : دار الكتب العلمية:2:488

التسمية باسم لم يذكر الله و رسوله  في عبارة، ولا يستعمله المسلمون والأولى أن لا يفعل.


حاشية بن عابدي: دار الفكر:6:477

التسمية باسم لم يذكره الله تعالى في عبادة ولا ذكره رسول الله ولا يستعمله المسلمون تكلموا فيه والأولى أن لا يفعل


فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا :زمزم پبلشرز:7:498


فتاوى عباد االرحمن: دار الإفتاء والتحقيق:7:262


Hans Wehr, Pg 454 2




4سير أعلام النبلاء:دار الحديث: 17:331

زين العابدين: علي بن الحسين بن الإمام علي بن أبي طالب الهاشمي.


Hans Wehr, Pg 4545




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