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By the blessings of Almighty Allah, I got a new born baby girl. I want to keep her name as “SARAH SAJID”. Is it permissible as per Shariah? One of my friend said, SARAH is a Christian name. Is he right?

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By the blessings of Almighty Allah, I got a new born baby girl. I want to keep her name as “SARAH SAJID”. Is it permissible as per Shariah? One of my friend said, SARAH is a Christian name. Is he right?

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(Fatwa: 249/164/L=1434)

You can name your daughter Sara. It is good name. It is the name of the wife of Hadhrat Ebrahim (عليه السلام), it is not correct to consider it a Christian name.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

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