The name Dayyaan

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Q: Is Diyan a suitable name for a boy? What is its origin, Arabic or Urdu? How should it be pronounced? What is the meaning?


A: You can keep this name. The meaning is arbitrator, judge, the one who takes account of things etc. This name should be pronounced Dayyaan.

And Allah Ta’ala 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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