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islamic names

Last updated: 9th November 2006
Question ID: #3004
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9th November 2006

asalaam alikum
my name is mohamed ali and i have two sons one is called AHAMED MAIZ MOHAMED and the other son MAAD MOHAMED ALI. my question is about the names MAIZ and MAAD , can you explain the meanings of this two names, beacuse some people say MAIZ means "old goat" , MAAD means "to retun to god" so do i have to change the names or is it islamic names, so please explain this

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22nd January 2009
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Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

These are suitable names.

1) معاد - Ma'ad means, The place of return i.e. The Hereafter. (Mukhtarus Sihah Pg.643)

2,a) ماعز -Ma'iz means, young or hardworking. Ma'iz was a name of a Sahabi, Ma'iz Ibn Malik Al Aslami (RA).

b) ماﺋز - Maiz means, distinction. (Misbahul Lughat)

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.