Fatwa: # 21149
Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 14th November 2018


Can a child be named Muiz?


AoA! "Muiz" is one of the names of Allah (SWT). I found the name "Moeez" on the internet which means Respectful. Is the name with the spell "Moeez" correct and can be given to a boy? If it is correct than what is the origin? Please advice. Jazakallah!


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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

The name Muiz is a name of Allah Ta`ala which is spelt Muiz in English and مُعِزّ in Arabic and means one who gives respect.[1]

 One may name his child Abdul Muiz (عبد المعِزّ) which means the servant of the one who grants respect.[2]

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



معجم اللغة العربية المعاصرة (2/ 1492)

أعزَّ يُعِزّ، أعْزِزْ/ أعِزَّ، إعزازًا، فهو مُعِزّ، والمفعول مُعَزّ

• أعزَّه اللهُ: قوّاه، وجعله عزيزًا "أعزّنا اللهُ بالإسلام- الله المُعِزُّ المُذِلُّ- {وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ} ".

• أعزَّ أبويه: أحبَّهما وأكرمهما، عاملهما بحُبّ ومَوَدَّة وقّرهما واحترمهما "رجلٌ مُعِزٌّ لأصدقائه- أعززناهم بعد خصام" ° أَعْزِزْ عليَّ بذلك: ما أشدَّ ذلك عليّ.


معجم اللغة العربية المعاصرة (2/ 1493)

مُعِزّ [مفرد]: اسم فاعل من أعزَّ.

• المعِزّ: من أسماء الله الحسنى؛ أي الواهِبُ العزَّة لمن يشاء.



فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا, Vol 7, Pg 526.


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