Meaning of the name Amaani

Q: I would like to know if keeping the name 'Amaani' is disliked, though it means faith, wishes, hope.

I have a 15 year old daughter whom I named 'Amaani.' However my sister in laws insist it is mentioned in bad contexts in the Quraan, no positive aayah, though the meaning of the word itself is good. They often tell me to change her name. Is there any truth in this? Can a name be affected just because it is used in a aayah of warning? 

A: The name amaani means wishes or desires. This name does not have a bad meaning. Hence, you do not have to change the name.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)