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Assalamu aalikum. I want to name my son after one of the doors of Jannah called Bāb al-Rayyān. I was thinking about arayyan or can I name him rayyan and is it still have the same meaning as Bāb al-Rayyān. Can you help me with this please. Thank you.


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Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, you can use Rayyan and it will still refer to the door of Paradise. Bāb al-Rayyān means "The Door of Rayyan", so the actual name is RayyanBab just means "door", and the al- is just a definite article (like "the" in English) that can be removed.

You can see the details of Rayyan here: Rayyan

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 29th of May 2016 08:51:37 PM

    I have a niece called rayaan who was named after the gate in jannah and I was wondering,can a girl be called Rayaan?

  2. on Saturday 14th of April 2018 09:47:37 AM

    Rayan or Rayyan???? Door of paradise correct name?
    And tell me its urdu plz

  3. on Friday 8th of October 2021 10:19:42 AM

    Rayan or Rayyan
    Door of paradise correct name please

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