Fatwa: # 26869
Category: Miscellaneous
Country: United Arab Emirates
Date: 9th September 2018


Meaning of Zaid


As salamu alaikum I want to know the meaning and the details of the name Zaid.


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

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

The name Zaid means prosperous.[1]

It is the name of a Sahabi (Radi allahu anhu) who was the adopted son of Rasulullah ﷺ. [2]

It is also the name of other Sahaba (Radi allahu anhum).

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



تاج العروس (8/ 155)


: (} الزّيدُ، بِالْفَتْح، وَالْكَسْر، والتحريك) قَالَ شَيخنَا: وَلَو قَالَ: {الزَّيْد، ويُكسر ويُحرّك، كَانَ أَخصر، وأَوْفَقَ بقواعده، (} والزِّيادةُ) ، بِالْكَسْرِ ( {والمَزِيدُ) ،} والمَزَادُ، ( {والزَّيْدَانُ) ، بِفَتْح فَسُكُون، كلّ ذالك (بِمَعْنى) ، أَي بمعنَى النُّمُوِّ والزَّكَاءِ.


لسان العرب (3/ 198)

زيد: الزِّيادة: النُّموّ، وَكَذَلِكَ الزُّوادَةُ. وَالزِّيَادَةُ: خِلَافُ النُّقْصَانِ.

فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا. Vol 7, Pg 603.


فتاوى دار العلوم زكريا. Vol 7, Pg 603.


صحيح البخاري (7/ 7)

حدثنا أبو اليمان، أخبرنا شعيب، عن الزهري، قال: أخبرني عروة بن الزبير، عن عائشة رضي الله عنها: أن أبا حذيفة بن عتبة بن ربيعة بن عبد شمس، وكان ممن شهد بدرا مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، تبنى سالما، وأنكحه بنت أخيه هند بنت الوليد بن عتبة بن ربيعة وهو مولى لامرأة من الأنصار، كما " تبنى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم زيدا،


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