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Assalamulaikum, Dear Admin, I was looking for the meaning of "AFEERA" this is the name of one of the sufi scholar whose biography is listed in "Tareekh Ibn Kathir". I was not able to track/trace any meaning for it; however this name is currently being used by one of the famous doctor in US. Highly appreciate your assistance in getting the meaning, descriptions and details of this name. Wassalam - Sharjeel


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Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

The Sufi personality you are referring to is Ufairah bint al-Waleed al-Basriyyah, who is also known as Ufairah al-Aabidah, who was a woman known for her asceticism and devotion to worshiping Allah. Her name is written as عفيرة in Arabic, which can be read as both Afeera and Ufairah. The original reading is Ufairah. Afeera can be considered a variant of it created by non-Arabs.

For more details see: Ufairah | Afeera

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