Tariq

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Tariq
Pronunciation[tˤaːˈrɪq]
GenderMale
Origin
Language(s)Arabic
 
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Tariq
Pronunciation[tˤaːˈrɪq]
GenderMale
Origin
Language(s)Arabic

Tariq (also transliterated as Tarique, Taariq, Tarek, Tareq, Taric, Tarick, Tarik, or Tarık, Arabic: طارق‎, Ṭāriq) is an Arabic male given name, common in the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and Southeast Europe.

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Etymology

The name is related to the Arabic verb (Arabic: طرق‎, ṭaraqa) meaning "Nocturnal visitor" or "Brightest Star." [1]

The meaning is the meaning from the Qur'an, where ṭāriq is the name of the morning star, which is described as the shining star which leads the way: Nightcomer or Star of piercing brightness (At-Tariq, verse 3). [2]

More recent discoveries about pulsar stars have prompted some scholars to associate those Neutronic stars with Tariq.Tariq of Quran and Lucifer of Hebrew is the same object or star.

Tariq ibn-Ziyad was a military leader who conquered Spain for the Moors, and has led to increased use of the name. [3]

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