Fatwa: # 38077
Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 8th February 2019

Title

English Spelling of the name أميمة

Question

Assalamualaikum, My wife would like to spell my daughters name Umaimah without the H at the end so the name would be spelt as Umaima. Is this permissible? Or does it have to include the H at the end spelling it as Umaimah? Jazakallah

Answer

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

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

The correct English spelling of أميمة is Umaimah. However, you may spell the name as Umaima as well.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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