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143259: Ruling on calling a child Aymaan


Is Aymaan a suitable name for a boy (pronounced Eye-maan as in "malakat ay-maan-ukum" in the quran in several places). Also what is the meaning?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Aymaan is the plural of yameen, which may mean: 

1.     Hand, as in the verse in which Allah says (interpretation of the meaning) “that your right hands (aymaanukum) possess” [al-Nisa ‘ 4:3 and elsewhere].

2.     Oath or vow, as in the verse in which Allah says: “And protect your oaths [aymaanakum] (i.e. do not swear much)” [al-Maa’idah 5:89] 

Based on that, it is not appropriate to call the child Aymaan, because it makes no sense to call the child by the word that is the plural for hands or oaths! 

You could call him Ayman or some other good name. See the answer to question number 7180 and 101401

And Allah knows best.

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