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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of SalihaVirtuous, Pious, God-Fearing and Devoted to God
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How to pronounce Saliha

Salt + smArt + LIttle + HUmble

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Saliha in Arabic)صالحة
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of SalihaSalihah Saaliha Saleha Salyha Saliyheh Saliyhah Saleheh Salehah Saleyheh Saleyhah Saliheh Salihah Salyheh Saaliyheh Saaliyhah
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Meaning of Saliha

Saliha means righteous, virtuous, intact, and good, it is the opposite of corrupt. In the Quran Saliha means “good deed” when used by itself, and “virtuous and pious” when used to describe a person.

The plural of Saliha, Saalihaat is used most frequently in the Quran in the phrase “those who believe and do good deeds” (over 60 times), which is a central theme of the Quran that communicates the concept that in Islam belief by itself is not enough, it should always be accompanied by doing good deeds, if we seek Allah’s pleasure. One such verse is the following:

And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow. Whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit therefrom, they will say, “This is what we were provided with before.” And it is given to them in likeness. And they will have therein purified spouses, and they will abide therein eternally. {Surat al-Baqarah 2:25}

The plural of Salihah, Salihaat, is also used once the Quran to refer to virtuous female believers, in verse 34 of Surat an-Nisa’:

Men are protectors of women, because God has made some of them excel others and because they spend their wealth on them. So virtuous women are obedient and guard in the husband’s absence what God would have them guard…

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Saturday 13th of February 2016 04:02:16 PM

    My name is Saliha. My parents can never remember what my name means… well, i guess it’s only natural.

  2. on Friday 21st of October 2016 06:27:08 AM

    Hello,i am swaliha,can you tell me,what does my name mean

  3. on Sunday 11th of June 2017 02:28:41 AM

    Hey my name is Swalihah can u tell me what does my name means…

  4. on Saturday 12th of August 2017 10:51:31 AM

    On my nikha i choose saliha my new name l m happy……. Sakhi…… I wish….. Prove best fr me

  5. on Friday 13th of July 2018 07:21:17 AM

    my name is saleha thanks for know me my name meanings i am very happy…
    Thank you,

  6. on Thursday 17th of January 2019 10:54:38 PM

    My name is actually Salihah. Ppl have neeeeevvver been able to pronounce it correctly. Lol sucks

  7. on Thursday 21st of March 2019 08:30:04 PM

    My name is Salegha. I am happy and blessed to have been given this name by my parents, it was my late grandmother’s name, it means pious and virtuous

  8. on Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 10:05:44 AM

    Assalamualaikum iam saleyah similar to Salina proud to be a Muslim

  9. on Wednesday 18th of August 2021 10:21:24 AM

    My name is saliha so simple but alot of people have problem in pronouncing it

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