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I want to keep my daughter’s name “Zayna” which means “Very Beautiful”.. Is it an arabic name?

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I want to keep my daughter’s name “Zayna” which means “Very Beautiful”.. Is it an arabic name? And can I keep it?

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(Fatwa: 194/38=TL/1430)

 

Zayna is an Arabic word which means: nice, adoration. You can keep this name for your daughter, but still it is better to keep names like Fatimah, Khudaijah, Ayishah, Ruqayyah, Kulsoom, Habibah, Khansa, Maryam and other Sahabiyat.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

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