Fatwa: # 20059
Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Date: 5th October 2018


Name Shayan


assalamu Alaikum w w
What is the meaning of the name SHAYAN?
Is it a good name to keep for a boy?


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[1]. 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)[2].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[2] 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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