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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

How to pronounce Mishkat

MIddle + SHop + CAT

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Mishkat in Arabic)مشكاة
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of MishkatMishcaat Michkaat Miyshkat Meshkat Myshcaat Mechkaat Mishkaa Mechkat Meyshcaat Miyshkat Michcaat
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Meaning of Mishkat

Mishkat is a direct Quranic name for boys and girls that means means “niche”, which is a shallow recess in a wall that contains a lantern (it is like a shelf to put lanterns on, but the shelf is embedded inside the wall). Click here to visit a page that contains a photo of a niche.

The word Mishkat is used in the Quran in verse 24:35:

God is the light of the heavens and the earth. His light may be compared to a niche containing a lamp, the lamp inside a crystal of star-like brilliance lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west. The [luminous] oil is as if ready to burn without even touching it. Light upon light; God guides to His light whom He will. God draws such comparisons for mankind; God has full knowledge of everything. (Quran 24:35)


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