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Assalamualaikum. I wanted to confirm if minha really means gift from it an arabic word? Because i have read somewhere it means 'my' or 'mine'.please can you confirm the origin if possible and is it in quran? Also, what is the meaning of female name 'Mehmil'? Can we use this name?


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Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, Minha really means "gift from Allah". What you have read about is a different word spelled منها, while the name Minha is spelled مِنْحَة, they are two completely different words, though they sound the same due to the fact that English doesn't have some of the letters of the Arabic alphabet.

Mehmil was the name of a 1972 Hindi film, and the word means "love" in Hindi and possibly Urdu from what I can find. I do not know of Mehmil's origin--whether it is Islamic or not--but since it doesn't have a bad meaning, Muslims can use this name.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Friday 24th of April 2015 04:57:12 AM

    Can you please also comment if Minha meaning Gift of Allah is from Quran and can you please also tell the origin of this name if it is not directly from of Quran

  2. on Thursday 28th of September 2017 04:15:43 AM

    My daughter name is Minha but I’m very confused this names plz tell me really Minha meaning is gift of Allah

  3. on Saturday 21st of October 2017 02:57:38 PM

    you are wrong word منھا has come many times in Quran and meaning is not gift of God or اللہ کا تحفہ
    the real meaning is دینا، عطا کرنا
    Yaqooloona lain rajaAAna ila almadeenati layukhrijanna alaAAazzu minha alathalla walillahi alAAizzatu walirasoolihi walilmumineena walakinna almunafiqeena la yaAAlamoona

    (سورة المنافقون, Al-Munaafiqoon, Chapter #63, Verse #8)

    AAasa rabbuna an yubdilana khayran minha inna ila rabbina raghiboona

    (سورة القلم, Al-Qalam, Chapter #68, Verse #32)
    to be exact word منھا is in Quran 96 times in 85 verses
    i have just mentioned two and it is منھا not منحہ
    now coming to منحہ the english spellings are Munha not Minha it was name of Mamoon’s daughter in era of Imam ahmed bin hambel and its meaning is also not Gift of god it is احتساب،اور کچھ جگہ عنایت کرنا یا عطا کرنا ہیں

  4. on Thursday 10th of January 2019 08:29:58 AM

    meri beti ka nam bhi minha hai quran sharif me kya meaning hai ye nam ki

  5. on Monday 13th of May 2019 01:20:23 PM

    Minha is also used in urdu and its meaning is minus. Subtraction

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