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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Raqeem

RUn + IraQ (the country) + sEEM

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Raqeem in Arabic)رقيم
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RaqeemRaqemm Rakym Raqiem Rekiymm Rekymm Reqiem Rakeemme Reqymm Rakiyme Rekeym Rakimm
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Meaning of Raqeem

Raqeem is used in the Quran in Suratul Kahf:

Do you think that the Men of the Cave and raqeem were one of Our wondrous signs? (Quran 18:9)

The Arabic linguists and the Quran scholars aren’t decided what this word means exactly. It has five possible meanings that are mentioned by the scholars:

  • A tablet on which the names of the Men of the Cave (mentioned in Surat al-Kahf) was written.
  • The word that was used by the Romans for inkwell.
  • The town that the men were from.
  • The valley that contained the cave
  • Book or manuscript


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  1. Anonymous on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:35:57 AM

    Raqeem, what the Nabateans called their city. ‘Petra’ (Greek name for it), the capital of Edom.

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