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Can we Keep the Name Asiyah

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Answered by: Maulana Selim Saldiran

Question

Can we keep the name Asiyah of baby and what is the meaning of Asiyah?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

The name Āsiyah(آسِيَةُ) is very virtuous. It is the name of one of the most virtuous women in history. Allah’s Messenger () said, “Many amongst men attained perfection but amongst women, none attained the perfection except Mary, the daughter of `Imran and Asiya, the wife of Pharaoh. And the superiority of ʿAisha to other women is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e. an Arabic dish) to other meals.” [Al-Bukhārī][1]

Āsiyah means convenience or comfort.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Selim Saldiran

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 


[1]حَدَّثَنَا آدَمُ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، قَالَ وَحَدَّثَنَا عَمْرٌو، أَخْبَرَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ مُرَّةَ، عَنْ مُرَّةَ، عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى الأَشْعَرِيِّ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ كَمَلَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ كَثِيرٌ، وَلَمْ يَكْمُلْ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ إِلاَّ مَرْيَمُ بِنْتُ عِمْرَانَ، وَآسِيَةُ امْرَأَةُ فِرْعَوْنَ، وَفَضْلُ عَائِشَةَ عَلَى النِّسَاءِ كَفَضْلِ الثَّرِيدِ عَلَى سَائِرِ الطَّعَامِ ‏”‏‏.‏

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