What is the meaning of TaHa?

Name of Questioner: Naomi

Date: 31-8-2020 10:33:05 AM

Consultant: EDC Kuwait Staff


Assalamu’alaikum, could you please explain the meaning of the word “Taha” to me? I’m new in the Islam, and I can’t find the translation of the name of this surah. Thank you in advance. Best regards, Naomi

We thank you for your question.

In the name of Allah the most merciful, we ask for help and for forgiveness from Allah in everything we do.

Congradulations on your reversion to Islam.

Shaykh as-Sa‘di (may Allah have mercy on him) said in his Tafseer (1/501): “Ta-Ha” is one of the separate letters with which many soorahs begin, and it is not one of the names of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). End quote.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Taha and Yaseen are not names of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions; rather these are some of the separate letters that appear at the beginning of some soorahs, such as saad, qaaf, noon and so on.

End quote from Majmoo‘ al-Fataawa, 18/54

And Allah knows best.