Names of Girls
What is the suitability of the names given?
I have kept a name of my daughter as “Maira Zainab”, please advise if this is a good name. it is also produced as “Mairah, Mayerah, Mayera”. And also I am looking to name my daughter as “Numa” also pronounced as “Numah”.
Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated to name my daughter appropriately.
My elder daughter`s name is “Manha Fathima” I seek your guidance on this name as well
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
“Mayerah” or “Ma`irah” ((مَائِرَة either means means “rapid, fast-moving, penetrating” or “bringer or fetcher of food”, “fetcher of food”. The word is also indirectly found in the Glorious Qur`an.
“Zainab” was the name of one of the daughters and one of the wives of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
“Numa” (نُعْمَى) means “happiness”, “pleasant”, or “kindness”.
“Manha” (مَنْحَى) means a “goal, objective” or “direction, way, path.”
“Fatimah” was the name of one of the daughters of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Hence, the names “Mayerah Zainab”, “Numa” and “Manha Fatimah” are suitable.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Hanif Yusuf Patel
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
 [Al-Quran, 52:9]
 [Al-Qur`an, 12: 65]
 التسمية باسم يوجد فى كتاب الله تالى جائزة
[Radd al-Muhtar ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtar, 6: 417, H. M. Saeed Company]
 [Ajmal al-Asma li Al-banin wa al-banat wa ma`aniha, p. 143]
 See: [Sharh az-Zurqani ala al-Mawahim al-Ludniyyah, 4: 316; Zad al-Ma`ad, 1: 100; Imtaa` al-Asmaa`5: 357]
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