Q: Please can you guide me as to whether the name zaara / zara is permissible. I believe it does not necessarily have to be an Arabic name so long as it has a good meaning and is kept by Muslims mostly.
A: The correct name is زَهْرَة which means flower.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)