Can We Name Our Baby Hawwa Aysha Henza?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

Can We Name Our Baby Hawwa Aysha Henza?

Answer

Yes, it is permissible to name your daughter Hawwa, as she was the first woman ever created. Aysha is plainly the name of the Prophet’s wife, so that would be praiseworthy. Henza seems to be of Swahili origin, and means ‘love’; it is fine to use that too. 

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “On the Day of Resurrection you will be called by your names and by your father’s names, so give yourselves good names.” [Abu Dawud]

May Allah bless you with a righteous and pious daughter.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad 
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.