Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 39129
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Oct 08,2017

Title: Should I keep my daughter name “Manha” or “Minha”? Please, advise me.




I am in process of namin my dauter "Manha" but I am confused between the ARABIC QURANIC meaning between "Manha" and Minha". I chose "Manha" assuming its means "Gft of Allah" , but I saw some contradicting things online. I know everything online isnot right, so i chose to ask you .Please advice. 


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

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

“Minha” is an Arabic name for girls that means gift.[1]

“Minha” is written as مِنْحَة in Arabic.


“Manha” means “goal”, “objective”, “direction”, “path”, “road”, “way of life”.[2]

“Manha” is written as مَنْحَى in Arabic.


You can select any name for your daughter you wish to, hence, the names “Minha”, “and “Manha” are suitable.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Rabiul Islam


Student Darul Iftaa
Detroit, Michigan, USA 


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic P. 1086


المعجم الوسيط (ص: 888 م: المكتبة الاسلامية استانبول - تركيا)

(منحه الشئ) – منحًا: وهبه. والمِنْحَة: العطية.


الصحاح تاج اللغة و صحاح العربية (ص:1099 م: دارالحديث - القاهرة)

منح: المنح: العطاء. والاسم: المِنْحَة بالكسر، وهي العطية.


القاموس المحيط (ص: 1243 م: دارالمعرفة بيروت - لبنان )



مَنحى: (اسم) من نحي

الجمع : مَنَاحٍ ، مَنَاحِي. اتِّجاهٌ، مجالٌ ، طريقٌ ، مسلك، مَنَاحِي الْحَيَاةِ : مَجَالاَتُهَا.


Arabic-English Dictionary. The Hans Wehr Dictionary of modern written Arabic P. 1113











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