Alphabet in name

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

my ? is when a girl is going to be born in mid-october, 2003 what alaphebet should the name start from? and please if u don't mind can u give me a few list of name that is a girl

and islamic


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Alphabet in name

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


There is absolutely no restriction, neither recommendation nor prohibition against using any alphabet to name one’s child.  It is the not the birth-date or the alphabet in starting the name which holds any importance in Islam, but rather the choice of the name regardless of which alphabet is used to start the name.


There are literally thousands if not tens of thousands of good Islamic names, and it would be almost impossible to list those names in this forum.  One may choose a name with a good wholesome meaning or name the girl after one of the great women personalities from the History of Islam like Maryam, Asiya, Khadijah, Fatema, Aisha, Zainab, Safeeyah, Ruqaiyya, etc. 


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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