Keeping the name “Zahra”

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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