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Abu Bakr or Abu Bakar

Fatwaa ID: 1354

Assalamu Alaykum Mufti Sahib. What is the correct pronunciation/writing for the name Abu Bakar? Is there a zabar on the 2nd baa or sukoon? Ie is it Abu Bakar or Abu Bakr?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Abu Bakr is a phrase consisting of two words, abu and bakr. Abu means father and bakr means baby camel or calf. The correct pronunciation and diacritics of the second word is with sukoon, بكْر. To say it with fat’hah is not correct.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/08/1444 AH – 06/26/2023 CE | 447

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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