Naming a Baby Girl ‘Arshiyyah
Fatwa No: 385006

Question

I want to give name for my daughter "Arshiya", Question: is there any element of Shrik by giving this Name to a child?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

We do not know any Islamic impediment that prevent naming a baby girl by the name you referred to in the question (Arshiya, or Arshiyyah).

Some earlier jurists were named Al-‘Arshi (which is the masculine name of ‘Arshiyyah), such as the Shaafi'i jurist ‘Umar ibn Muhammad ibn Yahya ibn ‘Uthmaan Al-‘Arshi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him.

Ibn Hajar wrote a biography about him in his book Ad-Durar Al-Kaaminah.

Nonetheless, there are many good names one can use instead of this name, such as the names of the daughters of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) his wives, and many other good names of righteous women.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 286006, 373321, and 200387.

Allah knows best.

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