Keeping the names of Ambiyaa, Sahaabah and the pious

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Q: My wife is about to give birth. We were thinking of naming the child Asmara. Could you advise if this name is suitable and acceptable?


A: We have not come across this name. We suggest that you keep the names of Ambiyaa, Sahaabah or the pious of the past.

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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