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I have found out “Niyyah” (نیّة) is an Islamic concept referring to the intention one evokes in one’s heart to do an act for the sake of Allah, and I’m wondering: Is this term authentic and true in Islam? Is “Niyyah” mentioned in the Quran? Can “Niyyah” be used as a girls name? Lastly, how do you pronounce this name? It is NEE-ah or NYE-ah?

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  1. on Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:10:04 PM

    Did you find out if that is good name for a new born?

  2. on Saturday 5th of November 2016 02:18:31 PM

    It’s pronounced nee-yah. Any expert opinion on whether it can be used as a girl’s name?

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