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Q: Mufti can you please give me the proper and exact meaning of the following names of boys and girls. I am expecting my second baby and I want to name the best and the most beautiful meaningful one. Please if you can also suggest which name would be best for a girl and which one for a boy. Ayyoob Yahya Yamaan Yumna Haya.


A: Yumna is a good name for a girl and Yahya is a good name for a boy.

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


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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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