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December 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm #108295
i just want to confirm the meaning of zainab زينب meaning
It is derived from the Arabic root words “zeenah” (meaning precious jewel, what glorifies someone, source of beauty) and “ab” (meaning father)
“a father’s precious jewel”, “the one who glorifies a father”.It can also mean “fragrant flower”
Zaynab is the name of a daughter and a granddaughter of the prophet Mohammad.
Zaynab bint Muhammad, daughter of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid and Muhammad
Zaynab bint Ali, daughter of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the sister of Husayn ibn Ali, and granddaughter of Muhammad
Zaynab bint Khuzayma, a wife of Muhammad
Zaynab bint Jahsh, a wife of Muhammad
Is this information is correct??
Both spelling are correct Zainab,Zaynab and this name is not from quran.
December 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm #110953
Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,
Zainab is the name of a tree that produces fragrant flowers. This is the meaning that is mentioned in the most trusted source, which is Lisan al-Arab.
The meaning of “a father’s precious jewel” is a new invention and is not related to the ancient Zainab that is used by the Prophet’s family (peace be upon him). However, it is still an acceptable name. This new name would be indirectly from the Quran, since Z-Y-N and A-B-B are both Quranic roots.
Both Zainab and Zaynab are acceptable spelling, there are also other acceptable spellings.
January 23, 2020 at 9:26 pm #134120
asslamoalikum mera nam he zainab