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Asslamualaikum mufti.
I am soon going to be a mother of two inshaAllah and I’m looking at names but having difficulty finding their meanings and whether or not it’s appropriate, kindly share with me your thoughts and wisdom over the following names:

Zahraa and zayyanah
JazakAllah

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Asked on April 12, 2016 6:16 pm
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Zahra = Zahra means flower. It is mentioned only once in the Quran, within a popular Arabic idiom which literally means ‘flower of the world’. When Arabs say something is a flower of the world, it means it is one of the things that make life enjoyable and beautiful. For instance; health, wealth, and children can be described as flowers of the world. For this reason Zahra can also be considered to mean ‘splendor’ and ‘bounty’, since that is the meaning for which it is used in the Quran:

Zayana = Zayana is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “adorner”, one who adorns and beautifies something, “adorned”, beautiful, and one who improves things and solves problems. It is derived from the Z-Y-N root which is used in many places in the Quran:

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Answered on April 26, 2016 12:18 pm