Saturday, June 22, 2024
No menu items!

Name: Fazil

Fatwaa ID: 223


1) May I please know the meaning of the name “Fazil”? Is it for boys or girls?

2) Was it the name of anyone special in Islamic history?

3) Also, will you please provide the voweled Arabic text so i know how to pronounce it properly? I am not sure if I wrote it correctly; maybe there is a “dh” or “d” sound rather than a “z” sound.


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The Arabic word (فاضل) faadhil is a masculine word which means excellent, generous, honest, kind, meritorious, righteous and praiseworthy. The female version is (فاضلة) faadhilah. The English should be spelled with a “dh”. Spelling it with a “z” is incorrect.

We were unable to locate anyone in Islamic history with the name faadhil. However, it is a suitable name.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


Darul Iftaa New York answers questions on issues pertaining to Shari’ah. These questions and answers are placed for public view on for educational purposes. The rulings given here are based on the questions posed and should be read in conjunction with the questions. Many answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation. 

Darul Iftaa New York bears no responsibility with regard to its answers being used out of their intended contexts, nor with regard to any loss or damage that may be caused by acting on its answers or not doing so.

References and links to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of all contents of those websites. 

Answers may not be used as evidence in any court of law without prior written consent of Darul Iftaa New York.