The name “Liyyah”

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Q: I would like to know the meaning of the name ‘Leeya’.


A: The name Liyyah is not an Arabic name. Instead it is a Hebrew name. Liyyah was the name of the mother or Hazrat Yusuf (Alayhis Salaam).

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

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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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