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Meaning of names

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

 

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As salaam Aleikum Brother Burhan,

 

We are expecting a child in late December and were searching for baby names. Do you have any websites we can look into ??

Can u tell us the meaning of "Adnan", "Ammaar" & "Alefiya"

 

Allah Hafiz.

 

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Meaning of names

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.


 

Among the best Islamic names are Abd-Allah and Abd-ar-Rahmaan. Also, any name whereby one declares his subjugation to one of the many attributes of Allah, like Abddus-Shukoor, Abdul-Maalik, Abdur-Razzaak, Abdul-Khaalik, etc. are considered good Islamic names.

 

Then there are the names of any of the Prophets of Allah like Adam, Noah, Ibraheem, Moosa, Yahya, Isa, Idrees, Sulaimaan, Dawood, Mohamed, etc. Any of these names are good names for boys.

 

And then there are the hundreds if not thousands of names of the noble companions of the Last Messenger of Allah (saws) like Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Bilaal, Salmaan, Hudhaifa, Khalid, Ammaar, Yaasir, etc. Any of these names will be considered good Islamic names.

 

The deen of Islam is rich in history from the times of Prophet Adam (a.s.) to the present day And any good name of any of the God-fearing and pious slaves of Allah would make for a good Islamic name for the new born.

 

Ref: Adnaan

The name Adnaan is derived from adn or (English) Gardens of Eden, and it means one will live forever in the Gardens of Paradise. Adnaan is also the name of one of Prophet Mohameds (saws) ancestors.

 

Ref: Ammar

Ammar means one who has gained a long age or a long life. One of the closest and noblest companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was Hadrat Ammar bin Yassir (r.a.).

 

Ref: Alefiyah

Alif is the first alphabet and Ya is the last alphabet of the Arabic language. Hence Alifyah would actually have no meaning. It would be similar to the English statement of A to Z.

 

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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