Meanings of Names

Shortened Question:

What is the meanings of the given names? Which names are advisable?

Question:

Slms Mufti Saheb can you please tell me what the meanings of these names are and which names are advisable to keep.

Names:

Abu Bakr / Raihan / Adam / Azhar / Yusuf / Sulaiman

Romana / Hajirah / Samara / Ahlam / Amara

Please can you answer this urgently as my cousin is due to give birth anytime and wants to name the baby? Shukran.

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

Indeed you shall be called on the day of Judgement with your names and the names of your fathers, so give good names to yourselves[1].

It is advisable for one to keep names of Prophets (peace be upon them), Companions of Prophet (peace be upon him), and pious predecessors[2].

The meanings of the names in question are as follows[3]:

Abu Bakr – Name of the first Caliph and the Prophets companion

Raihan – Sweet basil; mercy and sustenance from Allah

Adam – Name of the first Prophet

Azhar – Most shining, radiant, bright, luminous

Yusuf – Name of a Prophet

Sulaiman – Name of a Prophet

Romana – Pomegranate

Hajirah – the wife of Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him)

Samara – Soft light in colour

Ahlam – Prudent, imaginative, witty

Ammara – pious, devout, indulgent, tolerant

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net

 

References

[1] [Abu Dawud, 4948; Ahmed, 5: 194]

[2] سموا باسماء الانبياء

[Faydh al-Qadir, 4: 148, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah]

التسمية باسم يوجد فى كتاب الله تالى جائزة

[Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6: 417, H. M. Saeed Company]

[3] Also see: [Ajmal al-Asma li al-baneen wa al-banat wa ma`aaneeha, Iqra`, Egypt]

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