Meaning of name " Asnain "
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Dear Brother,I am Asnain Shaikh from india. and for long have been told that the meaning of my name is "helpfull" however i am not convinced and have searched the internet but with no good results. please guide me as to what is the correct meaning of my name. and i was also told by my uncle that it could have been a mistake and they actually wanted to name me Hasnain(PBUH). should i change my name spelling ? pls help .
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
A name assigned to each individual is no more than a sign or recognition of that person; and there is absolutely no obligation or compulsion in Shariah that a believer is obliged or required to keep a ‘traditional’ Islamic or ‘muslim’ name. One is at complete liberty to assign any good wholesome name to their off-spring in absolutely any language they will or please.
The only names which Islam prohibits from assigning to a believer are names which connote or denote polytheism or disbelief (Abdul-Lat, Abdul-Uzza, (slaves of the pagan gods like Lat and Uzza, etc.) or names like Ramdas (slave of the Hindu god Ram), etc.; or names which have an inherit evil or vile meaning.
Other than names which connote polytheism and disbelief, or names which have an inherently evil meaning….Islam has allowed the believers the complete freedom to chose and assign any good wholesome name in any language they will and please.
To the best of our knowledge, the term ‘Asnain’ does not have any meaning in the Arabic language. If the term is from another language, and the meaning of the term does not connote disbelief or have an evil meaning….there is absolutely no harm if one wishes to assign the name ‘Asnain’.
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