The names “Zahra” and “Laila”

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Q: My husband and I are having our first child and we also wanted your advice regarding two other names we have chosen, Zahrah and Laila. Please advise the correct spelling and if these are acceptable names to keep for our soon to be baby girl?


A: You may keep these two names and the Arabic spellings are زهرة and ليلى

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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