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Keeping the name Maa’idah

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Q: I kept my daughters name as maaidah as mentioned in the Quran, surah Maaidah . Please tell me if this is the right name for my daughter who was born on 4th september 2016?


A: Maaidah is not an Islamic name. The word maa’idah refers to a tray of food.

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 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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