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  1. Ihsan

    Ihsan (Arabic: إحسان ʾiḥsān, also romanized ehsan), is an Arabic term meaning "to do beautiful things", "beautification", "perfection", or "excellence" (Arabic: husn, lit. 'beauty'). Ihsan is a matter of taking one's inner faith (iman) and showing it in both deed and action, a sense of social responsibility borne from religious convictions.


  1. Ihsan

    Ihsan, also spelled ehsan, is an Arabic term meaning "perfection" or "excellence". It is a matter of taking one's inner faith and showing it in both deed and action, a sense of social responsibility borne from religious convictions. In Islam, ihsan is the Muslim responsibility to obtain perfection, or excellence, in worship, such that Muslims try to worship God as if they see Him, and although they cannot see Him, they undoubtedly believe that He is constantly watching over them. That definition comes from the Hadith of Gabriel in which Muhammad states, "[Ihsan is] to worship God as though you see Him, and if you cannot see Him, then indeed He sees you.". Ihsan, meaning "to do beautiful things," is one of the three dimensions of the Islamic religion: islam, iman and ihsan. In contrast to the emphases of islam and iman, the concept of ihsan is primarily associated with intention. One who "does what is beautiful" is called a muhsin. It is generally held that a person can only achieve true ihsan with the help and guidance of Allah, who governs all things. While traditionally Islamic jurists have concentrated on Islam and theologians on Iman, the Sufis have focused their attention on Ihsan.

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  1. ihsan

    actually, the arabic word is not the original source, but it is rooted in the tamil language. it is defined as the perfect self, but also the personal relationship with the higher self, the personal god, or the soul, and also one of the "names", or gunas of lord shiva..

    it is also a common name for boys. as a guna of shiva, it is understood as the one who gives favours without asking anything in return.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 15, 2014  

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  1. IHSAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ihsan is ranked #158432 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ihsan surname appeared 102 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ihsan.

    64.7% or 66 total occurrences were Asian.
    16.6% or 17 total occurrences were White.
    9.8% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    7.8% or 8 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ihsan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ihsan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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