Are these names permissible?

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Date: Friday , July 22, 2011


Child Upbringing


Are these names permissible?


We are to have a child, inshaAllah in a few weeks.

Are these names permissible?

If it’s a boy: Zulkifl

If it’s a girl: Zunnoor

What is the meaning of Zulkifl?

We know the name is mentionned in surah Al-Anbiyah and Saad but rarely do we meet anyone named Zulkifl in our community…


Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

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

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


It is permissible keep these names.  The name Zulkifl has the following meanings;

1)  Keeper of pledge or promise.

2)  Provider of support and security.

3)  This is the name of a prophet. (Peace Be Upon Him)

(Hashiya Al Sawi.Vol.5.Pg.151.Dar Al Ilmiya)

And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah



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