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Q: I was wondering if the following names are acceptable:

– Taariq as in, Taariq bin Ziyaad.

– Shurahbil who was involved in the Conquest of Syria – is he a Sahabi?

– Shurayh

– Jurayj as in the one mentioned in a hadeeth.



– Humaydah

– Rumaysaa (Umm Sulaym bint Milhaan?)

– Humayraa (Aa’isha (Radiyallahu Anhas) nickname?)

Please provide Arabic and meanings.


A: Taariq generally refers to one who appears at night.

We do not know the meaning of Shurahbeel.

Shurayh – One whose heart is made compliant for the acceptance of the truth.

Jurayj – Container or bag.

Humaydah – One who praises

Rumaysaa – Procyon – name of a star

Humayraa  – Fair skinned.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

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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