Keeping the name Zeenath

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Q: I need origin and pronounciation for these names Aiza, Zaina, Simrah, Laiba? I am very confused. I want to keep Aiza and Zaina, but don’t have proper pronounciation for this name. For Laiba some say it is not a good name to keep as it has different meaning in Arabic, now for Simrah some say the name doesn’t exist? Please need details about these four names?


A: You may keep the name Zeenath. In Arabic, it is spelt as زِيْنَة which means beautiful.

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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