Category: Psychological and Social
Fatwa#: 39097
Asked Country: Bangladesh

Answered Date: Oct 05,2017

Title: What is the meaning "Meenal" ?

Question

What is the Meaning of a baby boy named "Meenal" in Arabic? Is it true its meaning is Flower of Jannah?

Answer

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

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

We were unable to locate the origins of the name “Meenal” in the Arabic language.

However, according to some websites, the name “Meenal” is of Indian and Hindu origin and a girl’s name which means Precious Gem.[1]

 

It is not advisable to keep the name “Meenal” as it has an Indian and Hindu origin. A name has an impact on the character and conduct of the child.

 

We advise you to choose the names of the prophets and Sahaba e Kiraam and pious persons in Islam. A similar name to “Meenal” is “Minhal” or “Manal”.

 

“Minhal” is an Arabic name, means: Generous, honorable, fountains, spring of salubrious water.[2] and “Manal” is an Arabic origin, means: Gift, Achievement.[3]

 

You may refer to for other suitable Islamic names. 

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Rabiul Islam

Student Darul Iftaa
Detroit, Michigan, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



 

[2] http://www.muslimnames.info/name/Minhal

https://www.muslimbabynames.net/boy-name-detail?ID=754&Alphabet=M&Starting=49

 

https://www.almaany.com/ar/name/%D9%85/4/?page=20

مَنْهَل

اسم علم مذكر عربي، من الفعل نهل (انظر منهال). وهو اسم مكان 
معناه: مورد الماء، موضع الشرب على الطريق، الشرب.

اصل اسم مَنْهَل: عربي.

 

المعجم الوسيط (ص: 959 م: المكتبة الاسلامية استانبول - تركيا)

المنهال: الرجل يبلغ الغاية في السخاء.

 

القاموس المحيط (ص: 1321 م: دارالمعرفة بيروت - لبنان )

والمنهال: الرجل الكثير الإنهال...والغاية في السخاء.

 

الصحاح تاج اللغة و صحاح العربية (ص:1174 م: دارالحديث - القاهرة)

و منهال: اسم رجل.

 

Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic P. 1178

 

[3] https://www.names4muslims.com/name/minal.html

 

http://www.muslimnames.info/name/Manal

 

Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic. P. 1189

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