Keeping the name Hamnah

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Q: Is it permissible to keep a girls name Hamnah and what does this word mean?


A: It is permissible to keep the name Hamnah. The name Hamnah refers to a type of fruit (grape/berry). Hamnah (radhiyallahu anha) was a Sahaabiyah in the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and she was the sister of Hazrat Zainub bint Jahsh (radhiyallahu anha).

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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