Nur al-Din

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Nuruddin (Arabic: nūr ad-dīn نور الدين‎) is a male Muslim given name, translating to "light of religion", nūr meaning "light" and dīn meaning "faith, religion".[1][2] More recently, the name has also been used as a surname.

There are many Romanized spelling variants of the name. The element نور can be spelled Nur, Noor, Nor or Nour. The element دين can be spelled either Din, Deen or Dine. The definite article in front of the "sun letter" d is realized only as a gemination /dː/, the Arabic pronunciation being /nuːrudːiːn/. Syntactically, the name is an iḍāfah (genitive construction), in full vocalization nūru d-dīni. Consequently, depending on the system of Romanization, the definite article can be rendered as al, ad, ud, ed or d.

Among the variant romanized spellings in common use are Nuraddin, Nureddin, Noureddin, Noureddine, Nooradeen, Noordeen, Nourdin, Noordine, Nordine, Nuradin, Nurdin; historically also Nur ad-Din, Nur-ud-Din, Nur al-Din, etc.

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Further information: Arabic name

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  1. ^ Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company. 
  2. ^ S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books.