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what is the meaning name of Maria? and is this an islamic name or not?
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Meaning of Maria
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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The meaning of the name ‘Maaria’ is something which is white or radiant. Maria is indeed considered amongst the good Islamic names given to a believing woman. Amongst the most famous believing woman with this name was ‘Maria (Kibtiyyah)’, one of the noble and chaste consorts of the Prophet Mohammed (saws), who bore the Prophet (saws) his son Ibraheem.
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