Keeping the name Shaikh for a girl

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Q: We want to name our baby girl born on 20 March 2019 at 05.29 PM in Hyderabad Telangana India. We request you to please suggest the best name or need assistance in words on which the name should be started. We opted few the names: Shaik Ayesha Thasmeen, Shaik Ayesha Zainab, Shaik Aminah Begum. Request you to please help us out.


A: Shaik is normally used for a man. The other words seem to be right.

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


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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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