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Correct spelling of Names

Answered by Darulifta-Deoband.com

Can we keep these names with the following spelling? And please mark if any of these names is not permissible for a Muslim boy or girl and please hazrat do mention if we have to do taubah for being called by a name that is not permissible to have. Names: Taiba, Kausar, Ifrah, Shahnaz, Illiyen,… read more »

Please help in naming my son correctly Mohammed Al Yasaa or Muhammad Yasaa

Answered by Darulifta-Deoband.com

We are planning to name our child based on prophet Al Yasaa name. 6 : سورة الأنعام 86 وَ اِسۡمٰعِیۡلَ وَ الۡیَسَعَ وَ یُوۡنُسَ وَ لُوۡطًا ؕ وَ کُلًّا فَضَّلۡنَا عَلَی الۡعٰلَمِیۡنَ ﴿ۙ۸۶﴾ But we are in dilemma in correct spelling as Mohammed Al Yasaa or Muhammad Yasaa. Some suggest that we should use Muhammad… read more »

Meaning of the names Nazeem or Naazim

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I would like to know the correct spelling and pronounciation of a name. Is it Natheem/Nazeem/Nazim, ناظيم /نظيم and the meaning of it. Is it also allowed to to name a boy with it by adding Muhammad before the name? A: There is no exact equivalent in English for Arabic names. Nazeem is right… read more »

Keeping the names Israa’eel and Binyaameen

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it permissible to name a Muslim child Isra’eel or Benyamin? What’s the correct spelling of both? A: Yes. There is no exact equivalent for the Arabic alphabets in the english language. A close spelling will be Israa’eel and Binyaameen. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »

Keeping the name Mana

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I am marrying a convert who is not obliged to change his name as his name does not mean anything that goes against Islam, however my family has requested he still have a Muslim name for the family and Muslim community for introductory purposes, also in case he willingly would like to change his… read more »

Keeping the name “Haadiyah”

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Looking for the correct spelling and meaning of the name Haadiyah. Is it a good name to keep.  A: Yes, it means the one who guides people towards good. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Transliteration for the name Aaminah

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I need to know the correct spelling and meaning of the name of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)’s mother. Is it Amina, Aamina, Aminah Amna, Ameena OR any other. Please also help me out how to write and pronounce it correctly in urdu. A: There is no exact transliteration for the Arabic names. A close… read more »

What does the name Kawthar mean?

Answered by Askimam.org

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Please advise on the following. The meaning of the name Kauthar/ kawthar and correct spelling used. Jazakallah in advance. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Kawthar refers to abundant goodness (الْخَيْرُ الْكَثِير). Allah Taalah revealed… read more »

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