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Can you tell me the meanings of the following names: 1. Simrah 2. Rida 3. Fatma 4. Hunain 5. Zuhair

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can you tell me the meanings of the following names:

 

1. Simrah

2. Rida

3. Fatma

4. Hunain

5. Zuhair

 

Also, is Fatma written out as Fatemah or is `th` in the name silent and thus written as Fatma?

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Meaning of names faitimah

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.

 

Ref: Simrah: The Arabic term Simr means the color brown, thus Simrah would mean one of brownish color or complexion.

 

Ref: Rida: would mean a covering, or a sheet used to cover someone.

 

Ref: Fatimah: the literal meaning of the term Fatimah is one who leaves suckling or the age of weaning.

 

Ref: Hunain: Hunain is a proper noun and was the name of a place situated between Taif and Makkah where the Battle of Hunain was fought at the time of the Prophet (saws).

 

Ref: Zuhair: would mean bright or shining.

 

Your Question: Also, is Fatma written out as Fatemah or is `th` in the name silent and thus written as Fatma?

Although it is always difficult to exactly transliterate and pronounce a term or name from one language to another, the closest transliteration and nearest to pronunciation would be to spell the term as Faatimah.

 

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