what does the name mean according to your research?

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Date: Monday, May 16, 2011

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what does the name mean according to your research?

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Q-A  Muslim girls name is Maariyah once a Maulana sahib who is also the Khalifa of Hazrat Shaykh Zakaria R.a came to visit at there house and he advised the parents to change the name,the meaning of the  name on one of the Muslim baby names website www.muslim-names.co.uk is Mariyah meaning Oryx,Addax also Prophet s.a.w wifes name was Mariyah so if its not allowed then why didn’t  Prophet s..a.w change the name, so what do you recommend should the name be changed? and what does the name mean according to your research?

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

 

Literally, Maria (مارية) in the Arabic language means a cow that gave birth to smooth white calf.

In history there were two famous women by the name of Maria.

1. Maria the daughter of Arkam. She was a woman amongst the Arabs who was considered to be from the noble class. The famous Arab proverb is concerning her:

خذوه ولو بقرطى مارية

Take it, even if it be in lieu for the two ponytails of Maria.

The proverb is used regarding things which cannot be missed at any price.

2. Maria al-Qibtiyya (the Coptic) – She was the slave girl of Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) who gave birth to Ibrahim the son of Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam). Maria was gifted to Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) in the 7th Hijri by Muqayqis, the ruler of Alexandria along with her sister Sirin, a thousand mithqal of gold, 20 fine pair of clothes, a mule, and a donkey, and a slave named Ma’bur. These gifts were sent to Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) with Hatib bin Abi Balta. On the way to Madina, Hatib bin Abu Balta presented the beautiful religion of Islam to the three. Maria and her sister Sirin accept Islam and M’abur remain on his religion. He accepted Islam later in Madina. Maria was a very fair and beautiful lady. Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) kept Maria for himself and gave Sirin to Hassan bin Thabit from whom Abdur Rahman ibn Hassan was born.

The names of the Prophets, Sahaba, and pious predecessors are kept so that similar qualities may develop in the child. When the parents named their daughter Maria, presumably they had the intention of naming her after Maria al-Qibtiyya. She was a great Sahabiyya and the mother of the son of Rasulullah (Sallalahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam). In our opinion the name Maria is appropriate to keep.

Al-Mu’jam al-Wasit p. 866

Al-Isaba Fi Tameez al-Sahaba (8/185) Dar al-Kutub al-‘Ilmiyya

Usd al-Ghaba

المعجم الوسيط

( المارية ) البقرة ذات الولد الماري ومن أعلامهم مارية بنت أرقم وفيها المثل ( خذه ولو بقرطي مارية ) يضرب للشيء يؤمر بأخذه على كل حال مهما يكن غاليا

( الماري ) ولد البقرة ة الأملس الأبيض وإزار من الصوف المخطط كان يلبسه الساقي وصائد القطا

الإصابة فى معرفة الصحابة

مارية القبطية: أم ولد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم.

ذكر بن سعدٍ: من طريق عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن بن أبي صعصعة قال: بعث المقوقس صاحب الإسكندرية إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم في سنة سبعٍ من الهجرة بمارية وأختها سيرين وألف مثقال ذهباً وعشرين ثوباً ليناً وبغلته الدلدل وحماره عفيراً ويقال يعفور ومع ذلك خصي يقال له مأبور شيخ كبير كان أخا مارية وبعث بذلك كله مع حاطب بن أبي بلتعة فعرض حاطب بن أبي بلتعة على مارية الإسلام ورغبها فيه فأسلمت وأسلمت أختها وأقام الخصي على دينه حتى أسلم بالمدينة بعد في عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم وكانت مارية بيضاء جميلة فأنزلها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم في العالية في المال الذي صار يقال له سرية أم إبراهيم و

أسد الغابة

وأمه مارية القبطية أهداها لرسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم المقوقس صاحب الإسكندرية هي وأختها سيرين . فوهب رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم سيرين لحسان بن ثابت فولدت له عبد الرحمن بن حسان فهو وإبراهيم ابن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم ابنا خالة

And Allah knows best
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