Girl’s names: Raaniyah and Leena

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
What are the meanings of these names? Are these appropriate for a girl? Raaniyah رَانِيَة (Raa-Alif-Noon-Ya-Ha) Leena لِينَةٌ (Lam-Ya-Noon-Ha).

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 829/771/SD=9/1438)


We could not get the word Raniyah in a dictionary. Thus it is not better to keep this name. While Leena means soft hearted, you may keep this name, but it is better to choose any name among the names of Sahabiyat, for example, Fatimah, Khadijah, Zainab, etc.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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