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We have named out daughter Inaaya Maryam on her 7th day. My husband is about to tegister her officially and we want to make sure spelling, hence meaning wise is correct in Arabic and the Quran
From what we gathered Inayah means solitude / concern but with a double 'a' it means gift from Allah. (This was from google and from forum). Question is is the meaning for Inaaya with a double a correct, does the meaning really differ with the double a / single a. Pls if you can explain the Arabic breakdown of the word and if we can find from the Quran.
Finally if Inaaya does mean gift from god, is it with an h or without or does it not matter? How would I spell it in Arabic.?
This is an official answer by QuranicNames.com Staff
There is no difference between Inaya, Inaaya, Inayah or Inaayah. They are all the same exact name and means "help", "support", "care", which is used with the meaning of "help that comes from Allah", which can be interpreted as "gift from Allah".
You can spell Inaya with or without an "h", it is up to you. The Arabic spelling is عِنَايَة
Since this is an Arabic word, there is no official English spelling for it. You can choose any spelling you like. Simpler spellings are usually better, for this reason Inaya may be the best choice.
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