Fatwa: # 41058
Category: Child Upbringing (Tarbiyyah)
Country: South Africa
Date: 4th September 2018


What does the name Kawthar mean?


Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.


Please advise on the following.

The meaning of the name Kauthar/ kawthar and correct spelling used.


Jazakallah in advance.


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

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

Kawthar refers to abundant goodness (الْخَيْرُ الْكَثِير). Allah Taalah revealed Surah Al-Kawthar in the Quraan, which refers to a river or a spring in Jannah. [i]

The correct spelling of كوثر is Kawthar or Kauthar.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


  صحيح البخاري (6/ 178) [i]

حَدَّثَنَا يَعْقُوبُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حَدَّثَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بِشْرٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا، أَنَّهُ قَالَ: " فِي الكَوْثَرِ: هُوَ الخَيْرُ الَّذِي أَعْطَاهُ اللَّهُ إِيَّاهُ "، قَالَ أَبُو بِشْرٍ: قُلْتُ لِسَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ: فَإِنَّ النَّاسَ يَزْعُمُونَ أَنَّهُ نَهَرٌ فِي الجَنَّةِ، فَقَالَ سَعِيدٌ: النَّهَرُ الَّذِي فِي الجَنَّةِ مِنَ الخَيْرِ الَّذِي أَعْطَاهُ اللَّهُ إِيَّاهُ

تاج العروس من جواهر القاموس الجزء السابع صفحة 436

والكوثر  كجوهر: الكثير من كل شيء

والكوثر: النهر

وفي حديث مجاهد أعطيت الكوثر وهو نهر في الجنة وهو فوعل من الكثرة والواو زأيده

ومعنىأه الخير الكثير يتفجر منه جميع أنهارها



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