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Choosing a Name

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org
Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedar


We are soon to be blessed with a baby inshä’Allah. If it’s a girl we plan to name her Zayna or Eshaal. If it’s a boy we plan to name him Humaid, Shahzar, or Shaayaal. Please advise on the suitability, meaning and how the name should be written in Arabic/Urdu. Would highly appreciate your guidance at the earliest possible convenience since the baby is expected any time soon inshä’Allah. Thanks & Best Regards


In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

Among the names you have selected, for a boy Humayd / حميد which means ‘a small praiser’ is more suitable while for the girl the name Zaynah / زينة   which means ‘beautiful’ is more suitable.

And Allah Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

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