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    Question ID: 151188Country: India

    Title: Daughter name and Aqiqah

    Question: Can I keep my daughter name as Adiba Fathima and what is the meaning of this name. And for aqiqah should I first sacrifice the animal then shave the hair or first shave the hair then sacrifice the animal.

    Answer ID: 151188

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 828/767/SD=8/1438)


    (1) Yes, you may keep the name Abidah Fatimah for your daughter. Fatimah is the name of the daughter of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), while Abidah means a pious and worshiping lady.

    (2) It is mustahab to shave the head on the day of Aqiqah, you may shave the head as per your ease whether before the slaughtering the animal or after it.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India