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Suitable names for children

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My name is Kashif Ali. Kashif chosen by father and Ali by mother, kindly tell me any suitable quranic or any Islamic name for baby girl and boy with their meaning, as we are expecting a baby by the will of Allah.

Also what does Hanzala name means? All I know is it’s sahabi’s name but cnt find the meaning of it.


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

Preferable name for a boy: Farhan, this name is derived from the Arabic root word فرح) (means to be happy, meaning of the name happiness.

Preferable name for a girl: Habibah, this name is derived from the Arabic root wordحُبّ  or مُحَبَّة” meaning “love”. Meaning of the name would be the “Loved one”.

Hanzalah= A Colocynth. It was a name of a Sahaabi (R.A) who was one of the scribes of the Nabi (S.A.W). It is a suitable name.

You may refer to http://www.names4muslims.com/ for suitable names for children.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Zakir Husain

Student DarulIftaa
Michigan, U.S.A 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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