Hussein

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Hussein
Pronunciation Arabic: [ħuˈseːn, ħiˈseːn, ħuˈsajn]
Egyptian Arabic: [ħeˈseːn, ħoˈseːn]
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Arabic
Meaning Handsome
Other names
Related names Hassan

Hussein (also spelled Husein, Husain, Hussain, Husayin, Hussayin, Hüseyin, Huseyin, Husseyin, Huseyn, Hossain, Hosein, Hossein, or Husseyn) (Arabic: حسین‎, Ḥusayn), is an Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". It is commonly given as a male given name, particularly among Shias.[1] In some Persian sources the forms Ḥosayn, Hosayn, or Hossein is used.[2] On the Subcontinent or South Asia, the form used is "Hussain" or "Hossain" in the Bengal region.

This name was not used in the pre-Islamic period,[3] and is recorded to have been first used by the Islamic prophet Muhammad when he named his grandson Husayn ibn Ali, allegedly under the command of the arch-angel Gabriel.[3]

Given name[edit]

Hossein[edit]

Husain[edit]

Husayn[edit]

Husein[edit]

Hussein[edit]

Hüseyin[edit]

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Surname[edit]

Family of Imam Hussein ibn Ali[edit]

Royal family of Jordan[edit]

Family of Saddam Hussein of Iraq[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History - Page 57, Akbar S. Ahmed - 1988
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b al-Qarashi, Baqir Sharif (2007). The life of Imam Husain ('a). Qum: Ansariyan Publications.