Reyhan (Arabic: ريحان, Hebrew: ריחן, meaning "aromatic plants", "basil" and/or "myrtle", also spelled as Rayhan, Rayhaan, Raihan, Raihaan, Rehan, or Rihan), may refer to:
- Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (973-1048), a Muslim scholar and Polymath.
- Reyhan (1986–2005), a Bulgarian Romani singer.
- Reyhan Arabacıoğlu (born 1980), Turkish weightlifter.
- Reyhan Şahin (born 1981), Turkish-German radio host.
- Ada Rehan, an American actress.
- Rehan Abbas Rizvi (born 1977), Muslim imam
- Raihaan Salemohamed (born 1983), Director of Marlon
- Rayahin (derived from Reyhan) is an Arabic surname.
- Holy Basil and Basil in Arabic speaking countries outside North Africa, Iran, Turkey, Israel, Georgia - რეხანი (Rehan), Armenia - Ռեհան (Rehan), Azerbaijan - Рејхан (Reyhan), Tajikistan - Райхон (Ryhon), Uzbekistan - Райҳон (Ryhon) and Swahili - Mrihani (Mreehanee), an aromatic plant used in cooking, medicine, and other areas.
- Common Myrtle in Arabic speaking countries of Northern Africa and Malta - Riħan (Reehan). In Spain this herb is known as Arrayán (originated from Arabic Reyhan), which itself is the name for Chilean Myrtle in Chile and Argentina, and the name for Qualea ingens in Colombia.
Reyhan is derived from Arabic: رائحة, rih or riha "odour, fragrance" and originally did not mean basil but myrtle. This is still so in North African Arabic (and Maltese); moreover, the word has been transferred to medieval Spanish as Arrayán. Rehan in India Tulsi Herb name (myrtle).
- The name Reyhan is used in the Qur'an in Sura Ar-Rahman (the "scented herb" in Ayah no 12) and Sura Al-Waqiah (Ayah no 89).
- Rayhani (Turkish) and Reyhan (Persian) represent an Arabic Calligraphy script developed in the 10th century.
Example of Rayhani script dating from 14th century
- Arrayán, a TV series aired on Canal Sur (Spain) since 2001.
- ^ Spice pages: Basil
- ^ http://www.mdidea.com/
- ^ Muhaqqaq and Rayhani scripts
- ^ Library of Congress