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A Quranic Name for Boys

Short meaning of MukhtarChosen, Selected, Preferred
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How to pronounce Mukhtar

Man + pUt + KHartoum + sTAnd + pRay

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Mukhtar in Arabic)مُخْتَار
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of MukhtarMokhtare Mokhtar Mokhtaare Mokhtaare Mokhtaar Moukhtare Moukhtar Moukhtaar Muwkhtare Muwkhtar Muwkhtaar Mowkhtare Mowkhtar Mowkhtaar Mukhtare
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Quranic Root
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Meaning of Mukhtar

Mukhtar is an indirect Quranic name for boys that means “chosen one”, “chosen by Allah”. It is also one of the names of Prophet Muhammad. It is derived from the KH-Y-R root which is used in many places in the Quran.

And Moses chose from his people seventy men for Our appointment. And when the earthquake seized them, he said, “My Lord, if You had willed, You could have destroyed them before and me [as well]. Would You destroy us for what the foolish among us have done? This is not but Your trial by which You send astray whom You will and guide whom You will. You are our Protector, so forgive us and have mercy upon us; and You are the best of forgivers. (Quran 7:155)

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Wednesday 16th of October 2019 10:20:11 PM

    Growing up as “Mukhtar” meant there was never ever another kid with the same name. I was always special.

  2. on Wednesday 21st of April 2021 07:04:58 PM

    My father was called mukhtar. True leader and ruler he was. Hence why InshaAllah I will name my son after him one day

  3. on Tuesday 28th of December 2021 09:55:37 AM

    Write your comment here…mukhtar is my name no wonder I am superior and humble to fellows

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