Keeping the name Hajirah

Q: My daughter's name is Hajirah but we are confused as to what is the actual spelling of the name. Please let us know the correct spelling as in English and urdu. Also the meaning of the name. Some people suggested that you should not have kept this name as she would also face hardship like Hajirah (alaihas salaam). Also this is an old name. Kindly advise.

A: Don't entertain these types of baseless fears. All the great names are old, Faatimah, Aaishah, etc.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)