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The meaning of Huda and Hannah

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Q: May I please ask the correct meaning of Huda? Is it a girls name? Does it originate from the holy Quran and were there any sahabiyaats (Radiyallahu Anhunna) called Huda? Also the meaning of Hannah and where it originates from and of there is was anyone pious or a sahabiyaat (Radiyallahu Anhunna) named Hannah?

Bismillaah

A: Huda refers to guidance.
It can be used for a girl.
We do not know.

Hanna was the mother of Hadhrat Maryam.
It means to be compassionate and affectionate.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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