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A Quranic Name for Girls

How to pronounce Israa

In + Sit + pRay + mAn

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Israa in Arabic)اسراء
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of IsraaIsra Esra Esraa Issra Essra
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Meaning of Israa

Israa is an Arabic name for girls that means “night journey”, a journey made during the night. It is the name of one of the chapters of the Quran (chapter 17) and the word refers to the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem during one night.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Thursday 18th of June 2015 06:11:17 AM

    May i wrote “Ishra” for this,
    Actually this is my daughter’s name but i m thinking for change this because of this mean “night journey”. and i thing this not good meaning.
    M i right or wrong. please correct me. and help me.

  2. on Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 09:57:18 AM

    Its such a adorable name.
    Why change it!
    And remember it is the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) miraculous night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem during one night.
    In that context the meaning is good too. Because it is linked to that special journey – Not just any night journey.

  3. on Thursday 11th of February 2016 09:43:42 AM

    Dear Israa’s father,
    hope you are doing well, actually the meaning of Esraa or Israa is journey in the night for holy and spiritual reason not any night journey, actually my name is Esraa and I am very proud of it, its much more better than Ishra to me.

    warm regards,
    Esraa Rayyan

  4. on Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:21:07 AM

    I just got a baby girl yesterday. I plan to give ger name ARISSA ESRA MEDINA. What do you think?

  5. on Friday 2nd of March 2018 09:03:42 PM

    i am israa and i am muslim. and i am pretty and young.
    and i was born being muslim. and i am nice. and i was so good.

  6. on Thursday 16th of April 2020 09:31:41 AM

    I have heard that this is a unisex name and that boys can also be named Israa. Is this true? I love the namne and would like for my baby to have it but he is a boy.

  7. on Monday 27th of July 2020 04:55:34 PM

    My baby name israa
    Vary special name
    And i like this name
    Allaha meri beti salamat rakhe
    Allah hafiz

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