Name Shakeel (شكيل)

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What is the meaning of the name Shakeel (شكيل)


I know names have great virtue in Islam. I am embarking on the path of spiritual knowledge but I am worried my name holds little virtue. I wish I had a name of a Sahabi or nabi or a tabiee or any of the salaf or akabir. Subhanallah, Allah made it such my name is very unique. Can you please tell me what my name means or any virtues/legacies of my name?

My name is Shakeel (شكيل).

Jazakallah Mufti Saab.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Masha-Allah, you have a beautiful name.

Shakeel is derived from the root word Shakl  (شكل)  which means form and shape.

Shakeel means a pleasant form or a person who constructs forms and shapes. This gives the impression of an organizer having good skills in arranging things.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

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