Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Asghar (Name)

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Asghar (transliteration: Aṣghar, Arabic: أصغر) is an Arabic name for boys that means “younger”, “junior”, “smaller” or “youngest”, “most junior”, “smallest”.12 It is the diminutive and superlative form of ṣaghīr (“young”, “junior”, “small”).

The word Asghar is used twice in the Quran:

You do not get into any situation, nor do you recite any Quran, nor do you do anything, but We are watching over you as you undertake it. Not even the weight of an atom, on earth or in the sky, escapes your Lord, nor is there anything smaller or larger, but is in a clear record.3

Those who disbelieve say, “The Hour will not come upon us.” Say, “Yes indeed, by my Lord, it will come upon you. He is the Knower of the unseen.” Not an atom's weight in the heavens and the earth, or anything smaller or larger, escapes His knowledge. All are in a Clear Record.4

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Asghar:

  • Asghar bin Qais أصغر بن قيس

Below is the name Asghar written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Asghar written in Arabic kufi script:

Footnotes

  1. Al-Muheet fil Lughah by al-Sahib bin Abbad (d. c. 995 CE), entry for صغر.
  2. Al-Mufradaat fi Ghareeb al-Qur’aan by al-Raaghib al-Asfahaani (d. c. 1109 CE), entry for صغر.
  3. The Quran, verse 10:61.
  4. The Quran, verse 34:3.

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