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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of RahimGood Friend and Companion
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How to pronounce Rahim

Run + smArt + HIMself

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Rahim in Arabic)راحِم
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RahimRahem Rahiyme Raahem Raheme Rahem Raahime Raheme Raaheme Raaheme Rahyme Raheyme
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Meaning of Rahim

Rahim or Raahim is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “merciful”, “kind”, “tenderhearted”, “one who treats others with mercy and kindness”. It is used in the plural form Raahimeen in many places in the Quran.

Rahim shouldn’t be confused with Raheem. For Rahim, the stress is on the “a”, while for Raheem the “a” is short and the stress is on the “ee”.

Musa (Moses) said: “O my Lord! Forgive me and my brother, and make us enter into Your Mercy, for you are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.” (Quran 7:151)

[Jacob] replied: “Shall I trust you with him in the same way as I trusted you with his brother (Joseph] aforetime? [Nay,] but God’s guardianship is better [than yours], for He is the most merciful of the merciful!” (Quran 12:64)


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  1. Anonymous on Saturday 28th of May 2016 10:56:56 AM

    RahimorRaahimis an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “merciful”, “kind”, “tenderhearted”, “one who treats others with mercy and kindness”. It is used in the plural formRaahimeenin many places in the Quran.

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