Hawramani Encyclopedia of Muslim Baby Names

Asam (Name)

Asam (transliteration: Aṣam, Arabic: أصم) is an Arabic name that means “deaf”. It also refers to the month of Rajab, because the sound of fighting is not heard in it (due to it being one of the Forbidden Months in which fighting was forbidden before and after Islam).1 The word Asam is used figuratively to mean “obstinate”, a person who refuses to listen to advice and suggestions.2

The word Asam is used once in the Quran, in verse 11:24:

The parable of the two groups is that of the blind and the deaf, and the seeing and the hearing. Are they equal in comparison? Will you not reflect?

There is one Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Asam:

  • al-Asam al-Aamiri الأصم العامري

Below is the name Asam written in Arabic naskh script:

Below is the name Asam written in Arabic kufi script:


  1. Mukhtaar al-Sihaah by al-Razi (d. 1266 CE), entry for صمم.
  2. Al-Muhkam wal Muheet al-Aadham by Ibn Seedah al-Mursi (d. 1066 CE), entry for صمم.
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