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Pls. guide me whether a muslim can keep this name for a girl.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

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dear mr burhan


could you pls. guide me whether a muslim can keep this name for a girl. pls. let me know the meaning also.

the name is SUZANNE

thank you jazakallah

a sister


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Keep name suzanne

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Dear and beloved Sister, a name is no more than an assigned form of recognition; thus it is permissible in Islam for one to assign any good name to their off-spring. The only names which are impermissible are those names which connote shirk, disbelief, or have an inherent evil meaning.


The term Suzanne is obviously not an Arabic term, and it seems it is probably derived from old Greek or Latin; we are absolutely unaware of its exact meaning. As long as the term Suzanne does not connote shirk or disbelief, or does not have an inherent evil meaning, there is absolutely no harm in assigning this name to a girl, if one sincerely wishes to do so.


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