Keeping names of the mothers of Ambiyaa

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Q: I would like to know what girls names are most virtuous to keep. I have 2 daughters Aaminah and Maryam. The 3rd I would also like to keep a prophets mothers name, any suggestions. What does Maseehah mean?


A: Keep the name Hawa or Hajra or Saarah. Hazrat Hawa (alaihas salaam) was the mother of the Nabi, Shees (alaihis salaam). Hazrat Hajra was the mother of the Nabi, Ismail (alaihis salaam) and Hazrat Saarah was the mother of the Nabi, Ishaaq (alaihis salaam).

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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