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Naming a Daughter Paradise

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Question: Is it okay to name one’s daughter one of the names of Paradise?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

It is permissible to name one’s daughter Jennah, Firdaws, or Illiyyin, or any other name of Paradise. These are all beautiful names.

However, the Early Muslims did not use these names, and it would be better to use a name like Fatima, Khadija, or Maryam, or any other righteous women of the past.

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I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

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