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Marwa

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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Marwa

MUst + pRay + Win + rUn

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Marwa in Arabic)مَرْوَةٌ
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Alternate spellings of MarwaMarva Merwah Marua Meruah Marue Merua Merueh Marvah Mervah Marveh Merva
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Meaning of Marwa

According to Abu Hanifah, Marwah means a smooth and hard white rock, the kind that animals use as a salt lick to provide them with nutrients. Others say it means a white rock that’s used for starting fires, which likely means quartz. It is the name of a hill in Mecca, important to Hajj proceedings, one of the two hills in which Hajar searched for water for her son Ismaeel.

The name can only be used for girls since the word is a proper noun—removing the ‘ah’ would remove the Quranic significance, in which case it would become Maru, which means ‘white stone used for igniting fires’ according to Lisan al-Arab, which as we said probably refers to quartz.

Marwah is mentioned once in the Quran:

Indeed, the Safaa and Marwah are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes Hajj to the House or performs ‘umrah – there is no blame upon him for walking between them. And whoever volunteers good – then indeed, Allah is appreciative and Knowing. {2:158}

Reader Comments:

  1. Anonymous on Thursday 12th of February 2015 03:53:15 PM

    Allah is the only one ho can help inshalla everthing will be alright just keep praying. Allah. Will help you so don’t ever forget allah

  2. Anonymous on Wednesday 19th of August 2015 01:31:06 PM

    Assalamualikum. Please let me know urgently if we could name our daughter ‘Afeefa Mahnoor’. Jazakallah khair

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