Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 30010
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Aug 15,2018

Title: What is the meaning of the name 'Waniah'?

Question

Assalam-o-Alaikum,

 

I just need to know the Shara'an point of view of the name "Wania" please. As far as I have searched from books and online it means "A gift from ALLAH (SWT)."

 

JAZAK ALLAH Khair,

 

Afif Ali.

Answer

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

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

Dear Brother,

The word Wania (وانية) in Arabic comes from the root word Wana (ونى) which means to be weak.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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الصحاح تاج اللغة وصحاح العربية (6/ 2531)

[ونى] الوَنى: الضعفُ والفتورُ، والكلالُ والإعياءُ. قال امرؤ القيس: مِسَحٍّ إذا ما السابحاتُ على الوَنى * أثَرْنَ الغُبارَ بالكَديدِ المُرَكَّلِ يقال: وَنَيْتُ في الأمر أَني وَنًى ووَنْياً، أي ضعفتُ، فأنا وانٍ. قال جحدر اليماني: وظهر تنوفة للريح فيها * نسيم لا يروع الترب وانى وناقةٌ وانِيَةٌ. وأَوْنَيْتُها أنا: أتعبتها وأضعفتها. وفلانٌ لا يَني يفعلُ كذا، أي لا يزال يفعل كذا. وافْعَلْ ذاك بلا وَنْيَةٍ، أي بلا تَوانٍ. وامرأةٌ وناةٌ: فيها فتور، وقد تقلب الواو

 

مقاييس اللغة (6/ 146)

(وَنَى) الْوَاوُ وَالنُّونُ وَالْحَرْفُ الْمُعْتَلُّ. يَدُلُّ عَلَى ضَعْفٍ. يُقَالُ: وَنَى يَنِي وَنْيًا. وَالْوَانِي: الضَّعِيفُ. قَالَ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى: {وَلَا تَنِيَا فِي ذِكْرِي} [طه: 42] . وَالْوَنَى: التَّعَبُ. يُقَالُ: أَوْنَيْتُهُ: أَتْعَبْتُهُ. وَنَاقَةٌ وَانِيَةٌ. وَلَا يَنِي يَفْعَلُ، كَمَا يُقَالُ لَا يَزَالُ. وَامْرَأَةٌ وَنَاةٌ، إِذَا كَانَ فِيهَا فُتُورٌ عِنْدَ الْقِيَامِ

 

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