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Name: Hamdaan

Fatwaa ID: 915

As Salamu alykum
Respected mufti saheb
Hope you well

My cousin is contemplating to keep her sons name “Hamdaan”

Kindly enlighten on whether its a good name and the correct spelling.


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

Hamdan refers to someone who is always praising Allaah Ta’aala, content with what Allaah Ta’aala has given him and he is praiseworthy in the eyes of people. It is a suitable name. The spelling can be Hamdan or Hamdaan.

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

09/01/1444 AH | 03/23/2023 CE | AMG3-3564

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

Note: Care should be taken to ensure that the name is pronounced correctly with a ح to avoid distortion of the meaning. See the following,

قاموس معاني الأسماء
حَمْدان: اسم علم مذكر عربي، صفة مشبهة من الحمد، وهو: الحامد لربه، القنوع بما يأتيه، المحمود بين الناس.


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