What is the meaning of the name Shakeel (شكيل)
I know names have great virtue in Islam. I am embarking on the path of spiritual knowledge but I am worried my name holds little virtue. I wish I had a name of a Sahabi or nabi or a tabiee or any of the salaf or akabir. Subhanallah, Allah made it such my name is very unique. Can you please tell me what my name means or any virtues/legacies of my name?
My name is Shakeel (شكيل).
Jazakallah Mufti Saab.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Masha-Allah, you have a beautiful name.
Shakeel is derived from the root word Shakl (شكل) which means form and shape.
Shakeel means a pleasant form or a person who constructs forms and shapes. This gives the impression of an organizer having good skills in arranging things.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub