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ANSWERED: aqsa

Last updated: 16th January 2005
Question ID: #330
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anonymous sister
16th January 2005

 
assalamualikum.. i would like to know the meaning of the name aqsa and how it is spelt. also are we allowed to keep this name for a baby girl? jaza khala khair



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Answer last updated on:
16th January 2005
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Answered by member: Idrees

Wa Alaikum Salam Sister

Aqsa is not actually a name.
It is a word meaning further or furthest

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

[b:862259504c]What about these beautiful names[/b:862259504c]
Zaynab
Ruqayyah
Fatimah
Umme Kulthoom
[b:862259504c] ^ (Beloved Daughters of our Nabi (saw))[/b:862259504c]
or
Aisha
Hafsah
Sawdah
Khadeejah
Umme Salamah
Juwayriyyah
Umme Habeebah
Maymoonah
Safiyyah
[b:862259504c] ^ (Mothers of the Believers (R.a))[/b:862259504c]
or
you can use one fo these names
[b:862259504c]These are the names of some other Female Sahabeeya & pious (R.a)[/b:862259504c]
Asiyah
Aminah
Asma
Umme Ayman
Umme Rooman
Umme Salmah
Aneesah
Bahseerah
Bilqees
Haleemah
Hassaanah
Hamidah
Humairaa
Hawwaa
Khaalidah
Khawlah
Durrah
Rabi'ah
Zubaydah
Zahra
Zaybun Nisaa
Zulaikah
Sa'diyah
Sa'eedah
Saarah
Salaamah
Sumaiyah
Shaahidah
Sughraa
Sulaym
Safoora
Safeera
Laylaa
Taahirah
Tayyibah
Ammaarah
Mu'minah
Maryam
Naseerah
Haajarah
Naa'ilah
Mariyah
Rayhanah

(Taken from Ashrafs blessings of Marriage based upon the teachings of shaykh ashraf ali thanwi)

Rasulullah (saw) said 'On the Day of Qiyaamah you will be called by your own names and that of your fathers...therefore keep good [islamic] names' 'Keep the names of the Prophets (a.s)

Nowadays the craze is for Fancy Modern Names with a Westernized flavour. Remember well, names greatly influence a person's live and our Nabi (saw) often changed names which were displeasing.

To Encourage the Proper Usage a Few Names Were Shown Above

Wassalam


The above answer is correct

And Allah knows best