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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of IsmaeelVirtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God
See below for detailed meaning
How to pronounce Ismaeel

ISlam + MAn + East + pLay

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Ismaeel in Arabic)إِسْمَاعِيْل
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Alternate spellings of IsmaeelIshma'el Eshmael Esmail Ismael Esmaeel Esmaele Ismaele Esmael Ishmael Ishmaeel Ismail
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Meaning of Ismaeel

Ismaeel is a direct Quranic name for boys that refers to one of the prophets mentioned in the Quran. Ismaeel, who is known as Ishmael in the English-speaking world, was the son of Prophet Ibrahim and Hajar, peace be upon them, and he is considered the father of most Arabs, including the Arabs of Quraysh from which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came (while Ismaeel’s brother, Ishaak/Isaac, is the father of all Jews).

Ismaeel comes from Hebrew roots, from the words Isma’ (hearer) and eel (Allah), thus the full meaning is “one who hears Allah”, “one who obeys God’s commands”.

Ismaeel is mentioned 12 times in the Quran.

And [mention] when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House (in Makkah) and [with him] Ismaeel/Ishmael, [saying], “Our Lord, accept [this] from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.” (Quran 2:127)


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  1. Anonymous on Sunday 8th of January 2017 03:45:38 PM

    I love my name ”Ismail” it is nice name. It is religious name. It is the name of PROPHET Ismail who was most obedient child

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