The Dictionary of Muslim Names

The Dictionary of Muslim Names

Book - 1999
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In a well-known hadith, Muhammed advises Muslims that, "On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and the names of your fathers; so keep beautiful names." Inspired by the teachings of Islam, names fulfill the cherished ambitions of a true Muslim. In The Dictionary of Muslim Names , Salahuddin Ahmed provides a helpful and substantive guide to common and less-common Muslim names. This lively and informative dictionary lists the original Arabic, Persian, or Turkish spelling, as well as a precise English transliteration. The names' meaning and bearing on Islamic heritage or world history are referenced, along with historical figures who bore the name-an Imaam, a Sultan, a saint-and accompanying illustrations.

Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780814706756
0814706754
9780814706749
0814706746
Branch Call Number: 929.44 A286d 1999
Characteristics: xvi, 351 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Muslim names

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