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Salam,my name is umiya i am a muslim girl (in actual we pronounce "umiyya") but we spell umiya i heard its not a good name for muslims In India there is a buth name called umiya , now im 17 years old ,i cant change my name now . Would u plz tell me what does umiya mean ? I want to know in detail please please Is it okay to carry this name further ?

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Umiya or Ummiyyah means "illiterate", "gentile" (non-Jewish). This is not a bad meaning and there is no reason to change it. The Quran uses this word to describe Prophet Muhammad twice, peace and blessings of Allah upon him.

Say [O Muhammad]: "O mankind! Verily, I am an apostle of God to all of you, [sent by Him] unto whom the dominion over the heavens and the earth belongs! There is no deity save Him; He [alone] grants life and deals death!" Believe, then, in God and His Apostle-the unlettered Prophet who believes in God and His words-and follow him, so that you might find guidance! (Quran 7:158)

Ummiyyah can also mean "one who is like a mother in kindness". Both meanings have the same Arabic spelling of أُميَّة.

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