Can i keep the name Muawwiz?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
I have a new born baby. He was born on 17 November 2013, Can I keep the name Muawiz. If it is ok, please tell me the meaning and spelling.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 80/80/M=01/1435)

You can keep his name as ‘Muawwiz’ (معوذ), it is good name. It was the name of a Sahabi. It means: one who gives refuge.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband


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