A Dictionary of Muslim Names

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NYU Press, Aug 1, 1999 - Religion - 352 pages
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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.

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Salahuddin Ahmed is Visiting Fellow in Law at the University of New South Wales and a Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court, New South Wales, Australia.

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