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Giving a name to a new born or a new (muslim) name to convert

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Can Muslims give their children non-Muslim names?

I am asking merely out of curiousity. The name "Aravind" is from the Sanskrit aravindam, which means "lotus." While the word merely indicates the flower, the word is often used as an adjective in ...
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Is Siavash an islamic name?

I named my baby after the Iranian prince Siavash but friends keep telling me that it's not a Muslim name and doesn't have a good meaning. Can you guide me on this?
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Name Effects On Personality

I want to know that is there any effects of name on the personality? I hear that always choose a good name (which has positive meaning).
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Is the name “Abdulmanaf” haram?

In the Islamic Caucasus region of Russia, you can find some men with the name Абдулманап (transliterated as Abdulmanap). It is not uncommon for loanwords containing the phone /f/ to enter Russian or ...
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What is meaning of Ismail?

I want to know what is the meaning of Ismail - the name of the son of Ibrahim (PBUH) as written in Koran. I asked many people but they said they don't know.
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Why is Abu Bakr (R) called Abu Bakr, when out of his sons none is named Bakr?

'Abu' basically means father. Then I was assuming why isn't any of his sons named 'Bakr'
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is it allowed to choose name Rasool Muhammad [closed]

Assalam o Alaikum one of my friend name is Rasool Muhammad. is this name is correct and what is the meaning of this name
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Is Elijah a name of Muhammad? [closed]

Israel has been waiting for Elijah: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LORD. Malachi 3 - 23 Elijah/Ilyas is mentioned in Saaffat:123-...
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Can i change and add to my full name? [duplicate]

Assalamualaikum, I have a question regarding my name. When I was very young my parents separated as my father and mother had an arranged marriage and he was very violent and abusive physically. I have ...
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Meaning of aniya

Assalaam o Alaikum My daughter's name is aniya. From what we saw on the internet it meant concern and lovinh. But someone recently told us that it's meaning in arabic is prisoner. Can somebody help ...
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Does the concept of an 'Islamic Name' have authentic origin?

Does such a concept have an authentic origin in the Islamic faith? i.e. is there any restraints or regulation on how one should name a their child? I don't see how this relates to the teachings of ...
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Is the name Mahdiya allowed for baby girl?

Kindly provide the meaning for Mahdiya and is the name of Mahdiya is allowed for baby girl in Islam?
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Is Zalvin an Arabic word, and an appropriate Muslim girl name?

Today I heard the name of the girl as Aysha Zalvin. I had never heard of this name before. I searched about it on the net, but I did not find a reliable source. Is it an Arabic word, and what is the ...
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What can we learn from the hadith where the Prophet tried to rename Hazn to Sahl, but he refused out of respect to his father?

This question relates to this hadith: Narrated Al-Musaiyab: That his father (Hazn bin Wahb) went to the Prophet (ﷺ) and the Prophet (ﷺ) asked (him), "What is your name?" He replied, "My name is ...
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How should a convert go about choosing a Muslim-appropriate name?

While it's not obligatory to change a non-inappropriate name (Changing my name upon conversion), it can still be desirable for the purposes of fitting in. Question: How should a convert go about ...
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Is it necessary to use “Abdul” with the boy's name “Fatir”? [duplicate]

I have named my baby boy "Muhammad Fatir" (Fatir from Surah-e-Fatir). Some people asked to rename him to "Abdul Fatir", as it refers to a quality of Allah. Is it necessary to rename him "Abdul Fatir"...
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Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad?

Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad? I am confused. We know that Allah calls prophet mohammad as ya mohammad and to my understanding its going to be only permissible to call someone as ...
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Ruling on keeping the father's name in Islam

Quran says: “Call them by their fathers’ (names), it is more just with Allaah” [33:5] Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Whoever ascribes himself to someone other than his (real) father, knowing that he is not ...
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Meaning of the word “zafeer” in quran

My son who is four years old now his name is zafeer. When we checked it has two meanings. When the word starts with "za" it's meaning is not good but when it starts with "dha"(which my son's name is) ...
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Is spelling the name “Ali” as “Alee” wrong?

My surname is Ali and I spell it in two ways: "Ali" and "Alee". But my friend says "Alee" is wrong and I should spell it as "Ali". Why this spelling is wrong? Can anyone help us? I am so curious about ...
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Changing my name upon conversion

I am considering converting to Islam, and I have a question. I understand that upon conversion you need to change your name if it expresses a concept that goes against Islam. My name is Ryan Bruhl, ...
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Naming a company after one of the (99) names of Allah [duplicate]

I'm going to start logistics company. My question is: I'm trying to use one the Great names of Allah (swt) to my company. I'm using Al-jaleel name its means The Mighty. So using this name to my ...
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If it really is makruh to name a child after an angel, then why do so many Muslims have the names Maalik and Raqib?

Some scholars regard using the names of angels (peace be upon them) as makrooh. (Source: https://islamqa.info/en/1692) Is there any hadith or verse of Quran that supports this? I don't want to jump ...
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Is it permissible to give the name Manaf (مناف)?

Is the name "Manaf" permissible? What does it mean? I haven't got any useful information anywhere till now . Was this the name of any Companion (may Allah be pleased with them)? Jazaak Allah Khair
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Is there any hadith about giving meaningful or meaningless names?

Is there any hadith about giving meaningful or meaningless names? I have seen that child should be given name with good meaning. On what that is based? And what about meaningless names? - Also I have ...
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Can we use name “Aleem”?

My name is Farhan Alim. Al- Aleem as we know that the name of Allah. Now my question is that can i use the word Alim in my name? Is it permissible in Islam? What scholars say about it?
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Is naming your son “Abd” allowed for Muslims?

Salam, is it permissible to name my son Abd (with nothing preceding or following it)?
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Is it halal or right to marry a single mother to give her child a father?

I've known a friend for few years, she had been divorced previously with a son to take care of on her own and then she got of the track for a little bit and was with a guy for few months without doing ...
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Is it “Hashir” or “Al-Hashir”?

Our family is in the process of naming a new born and they would like to go for the name "Hashir," which is one of the names of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). When I heard the name, I said that it had to be ...
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'Rahman' as a family name

I have recently come across an article which mentions that it is not permissible to have ‘Rahman’ as a family name. This seems like an interesting topic which I do not have much knowledge about, my ...
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Is it wrong to use “lord” as part of a Facebook name?

I have a friend whose Facebook name is "lord faisal". I tried to convince him that this was wrong, but he disagreed with me saying that there are many meanings of the term "lord". Now, I asked him ...
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Is the name Asma halal for baby girl?

I really like that name Asma /Esma/, but as far as I know that is one of names of Allah - Asma-ul-Husna. So I would really like to know if it is halal to give that name to a baby girl?
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Muhammad, Mohammad, Muhammed, Mohammed, Mohamed, or Mohumed?

What is the correct way to spell the Prophet's name? Wikipedia spells it Muhammad (so does this site's tag: prophet-muhammad), though I'm running into people with variations on the spelling quite ...
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Should I change my name as it is the name of an idol?

I heard: The names of the two hills As Safa and al-Marwa signify a stone, that is, an idol. Pagans ran between the two hills in order to touch and kiss Isaf and Naila. the idols, placed there as a ...
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Who has the right to name the baby, father or mother?

I am aware that this is the right of the parents to name their newborn (children). (It could even be counted as a wajib/mandatory practice for parents to choose an appropriate and Islamic name for ...
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Is “Abdul Athif” an appropriate name for a Muslim?

I am Abdul Athif. Athif means "kind". So I was given as Abdul Athif meaning "Servant of the kind" or "slave of the kind". But I don't find the name Athif in the 99 names of Allah. Is it going against ...
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Naming a girl baby by using the 99 names of Allah?

We can use Allah's 99 names when naming babies. I have cleared my doubt by seeing this question: Is naming a person using one of Allah's names allowed?. Mostly Allah's 99 names are used in the names ...
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What does “Rasul” means?

Honestly, that's my name, I wonder if there is a depth meaning of it. I am also curios if there is a relation of my name to GOD or a prophet. Please tell me.
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Who did name Surah al-Isra as Bani-Israel? (As the other name of Al-Isra)?

The seventeenth Surah of the Holy Qur’an is famous as two names. Actually, one of its names is Al-Isra and the other name is well-known as Bani-Israel. I've got 2 queries: Which one is the main name ...
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Is it haram to change the wife's last name to that of the husband's?

I got married recently and my husband wants me to change my surname to his name. First of all, I read it somewhere that in Islam it is not allowed for a wife to use her husband's name as her surname. ...
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Can we use “Noah” as a name for a baby?

My wife and I are due to have a baby in 7 weeks and have become keen on the name Noah as it will possibly keep me happy as I have arabic roots and my wife is English. Is it ok to use the name Noah as ...
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Are there any suggested names to name a baby?

My son will be born in around 40 days (insha’allah). I was wondering has the Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) suggested/recommended any names to name the new born? If so please provide ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) called His wives with nicknames

Assalamu Alaikum, I have a question with 2-3 parts in it. Did Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) called His wives with some other names (nicknames / pet names) Is it allowed to give nicknames in ...
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Is it correct to name the child as 'Nabi' or 'Rasul'?

We'd already had a discussion about the meanings of these words - Nabi and Rasul. I'm seeing some muslim people having these words in their name, for example Rasul Muhammad Muhammd Nabi Yusuf Nabi ...
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Who named the chapters of the Quran?

Every chapter of the Quran has a name. So, were these names given by Muhammad(saww) or was he told before the revelation that this is for chapter so-and-so? If not, then who named these chapters?
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Is it prohibited to name father's name to the child in Islam?

It is better to give a different name to the child. We have also heard the arabs name in Prophet's time(now too) that XXX ibnu YYY. I'm also remembering a hadith that at judgement day Allah will call ...
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Naila is a right or wrong name for a girl

Is Naila a permissible name for a girl? Or is it impermissible to name a girl Naila?
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Is 'Ilana' a Muslim name?

Is 'Ilana إلانة' a Muslim name? It has origin in Hebrew. Is it proper for a Muslim? It's meaning is to soften, to make more gentle, to make more lenient.
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Can my son be named 'Rafay'?

Great information I got from this page About Islamic naming system. Further I want to know about my son name. His name is Rafay. Please tell me is it right from Islamic point of view to name a ...
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Is it a sin for our son to have “Rahim” as his name on his birth certificate?

After naming our son Rahim we have been told that it is prohibited to say Allah's Names like that. We renamed him Abdul Rahim, but on his birth certificate we still have only Rahim. Should we change ...