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Correct way of pronouncing Sa’id ibn Al Musayyab (rahimahullah)’s name

Question

What is the correct method of pronouncing Sa’id ibn Al Musayyab (rahimahullah)’s name? Musayyab (with a fathah) or Musayyib (with a kasrah)?

Answer

Both ways are correct.

‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) states that the people of Madinah Al Munawwarah pronounce it as Al Musayyib (with a kasrah) and Al Musayyab (with a fathah) is the more popular way.

(Tahdhibul Asma Wal Lughat, vol. 1 pg. 521, Kitabul Mughni Fi Dabtil Asma, of ‘Allamah Tahir Al Fatani pg. 254. Also see Dirasatul Kashif, of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah pg. 352)

 

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