Q: We were blessed with a baby girl 21 days ago. The baby’s father named her عبدة فاطمة (‘Abdah Faatimah) as an Aalim in our localty told us that it mean “girl doing عبادة“. A few days ago another Aalim told us that the meaning of عبدة is slave. Kindly tell us what the real meaning is.
A: The correct name is Aabidah Faatimah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)