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A Quranic Name for Boys and Girls

Short meaning of MisbahLight and Radiance
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How to pronounce Misbah

MISS + BAck + Hot

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Misbah in Arabic)مصباح
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of MisbahMesbah Misbaah Mesbaah Mysbah Miysbah Miysbaah Mesbah Mesbaah Meysbah Meysbaah Misbah Mysbah Mysbaah Miysbah Miysbaah
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Meaning of Misbah

Misbah is a direct Quranic name for boys and girls that means “lamp”, “light”, “oil lamp”, “lantern”. It is used twice in the same verse in Surat an-Noor (chapter 24 of the Quran):

God is the light of the heavens and the earth. His light may be compared to a niche containing a lamp, the lamp inside a crystal of star-like brilliance lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west. The [luminous] oil is as if ready to burn without even touching it. Light upon light; God guides to His light whom He will. God draws such comparisons for mankind; God has full knowledge of everything. (Quran 24:35)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Sunday 5th of June 2016 12:44:46 PM


  2. on Tuesday 31st of October 2017 09:15:45 PM

    Is Misbah one of Prophet Muhammed (Peace be upon him)’s names?

  3. on Tuesday 19th of June 2018 05:26:09 PM

    first time i hear the meaning of misbah is light, lantern,lamp,oil lamp. because i hear the meaning of misbah is that sincere

  4. on Saturday 7th of July 2018 03:10:27 PM

    Can we name the babies ‘Zainush shakirin and Zainus Sabirin ‘ on the basis of Zainul Aabidin. .

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