'ABLA f Arabic
in Arabic. The 7th-century Arabic poet Antara dedicated much of his poetry to a woman named Abla.
HASSAN m Arabic, Persian, Urdu
Means "beautifier, improver"
in Arabic. Hassan ibn Thabit was a 7th-century poet who was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad
. This name is sometimes transcribed as Hasan
, though the two names are spelled distinctly in Arabic.
KHADIJA f Arabic
Means "premature child"
in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad
's first wife and the mother of all of his children, with the exception of one. She was a wealthy merchant and a widow when they married in the year 595. Muhammad received his first revelation 15 years after their marriage, and she was the first person to convert to Islam.