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Meaning of Zahir Husain

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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I have been searching through numerous books to find the meaning of the name Zaahier Hoosain can u shed some light please? 

 

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Meaning of Zahir Husain

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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Zaahir and Hussain are obviously two different names.

 

The name Zaahir if starting with the Arabic letter zaal would mean shining, or radiant, or elevated.

 

And if the name starts with a dzoi it would read Dzhaahir, and would mean distinct or conspicuous.

 

The meaning of word Hussain is literally a small or little Hasan. And Hasan means beautiful. Thus Hussain also means beautiful from the root word of husn.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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