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Name Shayan

Fatwaa ID: 192

Question:

assalamu Alaikum w w 

What is the meaning of the name SHAYAN?

Is it a good name to keep for a boy?

Wassalam 

Answer:

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

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

Shayan is a Persian name which means deserving and worthy[i]. Thus, it is a suitable name to keep for a boy. However, we advise you to name your children with names that bear Islaamic identity, such as the names of the honorable prophets (‘Alaihimus salaam)and the illustrious Sahaabah (Radhiyallaahu ‘anhum)[ii].

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


[i] http://hamariweb.com/names/muslim/persian/boy/shayan-meaning_6511

[ii] الفتاوى الهندية (44/ 87)

وفي الفتاوى التسمية باسم لم يذكره الله تعالى في عباده ولا ذكره رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ولا استعمله المسلمون تكلموا فيه والأولى أن لا يفعل كذا في المحيط .

المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (5/ 382)

وفي «الفتاوى» : التسمية باسم لم يذكره الله تعالى في كتابه ولا ذكره رسول الله عليه السلام، ولا استعمله المسلمون تكلموا فيه، والأولى أن لا تفعل.

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