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A Quranic Name for Boys

How to pronounce Raqeem

RUn + IraQ (the country) + sEEM

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Arabic Spelling (How to write Raqeem in Arabic)رقيم
Quranic Nature
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Directly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of RaqeemRaqeme Raqiem Raqeim Raqeime Ruqeem Reqeem Rakeem Rakeme Rakeim Rekeime Rekeimm Rekeimme Rekeim Rekyme Rekymm
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Meaning of Raqeem

Raqeem is used in the Quran in Suratul Kahf:

Do you think that the Men of the Cave and raqeem were one of Our wondrous signs? (Quran 18:9)

The Arabic linguists and the Quran scholars aren’t decided what this word means exactly. It has five possible meanings that are mentioned by the scholars:

  • A tablet on which the names of the Men of the Cave (mentioned in Surat al-Kahf) was written.
  • The word that was used by the Romans for inkwell.
  • The town that the men were from.
  • The valley that contained the cave
  • Book or manuscript
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Reader Comments:

  1. on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:35:57 AM

    Raqeem, what the Nabateans called their city. ‘Petra’ (Greek name for it), the capital of Edom.

  2. on Saturday 14th of October 2017 07:52:34 AM

    Can “ashab al kahf” be the name of a baby boy. I want to keep this name for my baby boy. anyone please help me.

  3. on Monday 12th of March 2018 01:30:02 PM

    Raqim is Noun and Raqeem is its product. It can be said that Raqim is a writer and Raqeem is the book or a transcript or that writing he writes. The writing of Raqim can’t be ignored coz he does not write to write only but to write for a reason. If we move more deep,it can be calculated that he is like a lawyer in favour of human against God. He argues with God to prove that human creation is the most unsatisfactory and injusticed creation. its the best Raqeem of Raqim so far. Anyways name Raqim holds the power of writing which makes it different than any other word connected with writing.

  4. on Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:23:29 PM

    Could be a copy of Injeel as revealed to prophet Isa ben Maryam ……

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