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A Dictionary of Muslim Names

A Dictionary of Muslim Names

by Salahuddin Ahmed

Published by: NYU Press

352 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780814706756
  • Published: August 1999

$27.00

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  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814706749
  • Published: August 1999

$89.00

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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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