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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of TaariqStar
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How to pronounce Taariq

TAsk + RIddle + IraQ [the country]

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Taariq in Arabic)طارق
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of TaariqTaariq Tareqe Taareyq Tariq Taaric Taariyq Tariqq Taareque Tareyque Tariyqq Taaryqq
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Meaning of Taariq

Tariq means “night visitor” or “star”, since stars appear at night. After the discovery of pulsars, which are highly magnetized, rotating neutron stars that emit powerful beams of electromagnetic radiation, some modern Muslim scholars say that tariq refers to these stars, and this interpretation fits the Quranic verse perfectly, because in Arabic tariq means ‘thing that knocks’, and pulsars were initially called ‘knocking stars’, stars that make a constant knocking sound when listened to on a radio receiver.

By the sky and the night comer (or pulsar). And what do you know of the night comer? It is a piercing star. {86:1-3}

Taariq should not be confused with tureeq [T + hUmble + REEd + iraQ], which means path or road.


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  1. Anonymous on Sunday 22nd of February 2015 07:59:46 PM

    This is my son’s name because the word Tarik/Tariq is perfect proof the Qur’an could not have been written by man.

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