Keeping the name Zahra

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My daughter is 20 days old and I want to name her Zahra. Is this name good for her or not because I like this name but so many peoples said I must change it.


A: It is permissible to keep this name.

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


Answered by:

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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