Fatwaa ID: 626
Daifa was the name the wife and I were thinking for the baby girl. Is it suitable?
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
I assume that the Arabic of the intended name is ضَيفة which is not uncommon in the Arab world. It means guest and visitor. However, I fear that it may be distorted by people and pronounced as da’eefa (ضعيفة) which means weak, both in Arabic and urdu. I strongly advise against this name. Other names with better meanings should be chosen.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
07/22/1444 AH – 02/13/2023 CE | AMG1-2780
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