Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 20148
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Answered Date: Dec 07,2018

Title: Keeping the name Muhammadah


Mufti saheb is it allowed for a lady to keep the name muhammeda(feminine of muhammed)


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

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Muhammad means a person who is praiseworthy and/or deserving of praise. I was unable to find its feminine version being used amongst the Arabs. However, the general rules of Arabic permit a feminine version. Accordingly, it is permissible for a lady to keep the name Muhammadah.


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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