Keeping the name Marsha

Q: I wanted to know if one is allowed to name a child for which there is no Arabic meaning to the name? I thought of a name for my child "Marsha" and could not find the Arabic meaning. Am I allowed to keep this name?

A: Don't keep this name. We are commanded to keep the names of Ambiyaa and the pious of the past.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)