Assalamoalikum. My brother has had a baby girl and we have named her Eshaal ---- meaning flower of heaven. I want to know if this is a correct muslim name and can we keep it? and what is the correct spelling and meaning of Eshaal?? people say that historically this name has been of Jewish people, is it true ?? and tell us if we can keep this name??

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Assalamoalikum. My brother has had a baby girl and we have named her Eshaal ---- meaning flower of heaven. I want to know if this is a correct muslim name and can we keep it? and what is the correct spelling and meaning of Eshaal?? people say that historically this name has been of Jewish people, is it true ?? and tell us if we can keep this name?? 

 

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Meaning name eshaal

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Beloved sister in Islam, a name assigned to each individual is no more than a sign or recognition of that person; and there is absolutely no obligation or compulsion in Shariah that a believer is obliged or required to give their children a traditional Islamic or muslim name. One is at complete liberty to assign any good wholesome name to their off-spring in absolutely any language they will or please.

 

The only names which Islam prohibits from assigning to a believer are names which connote or denote polytheism or disbelief (Abdul-Lat, Abdul-Uzza, (slaves of the pagan gods like Lat and Uzza, etc.) or names like Ramdas (slave of the Hindu god Ram), etc.; or names which have an inherit evil or vile meaning.

 

Other than names which connote polytheism and disbelief, or names which have an inherently evil meaning.Islam has allowed the believers the complete freedom to chose and assign any good wholesome name in any language they will and please.

 

Eshaal or Eshal is indeed a name derived from the previous scriptures, and is the name assigned for a flower in Paradise. Eshaal is a perfectly good and acceptable name for a woman in Islam.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan