Keeping the name Aarib

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Allah Ta’ala blessed me with a son and we decided on keeping the name Aarib. Kindly guide us regarding its meaning and other details.


A: We are commanded to keep the names of the Ambiyaa and the pious of the past. Hence, we suggest that you keep the name Aarif.

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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