Keeping the name "Zahra"

Q: Please can you guide me as to whether the name zaara / zara is permissible. I believe it does not necessarily have to be an Arabic name so long as it has a good meaning and is kept by Muslims mostly.

A: The correct name is زَهْرَة which means flower.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)