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

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Name Change due to Bullying

Salam Everyone, I am currently 17 years-old living in the USA. I’m struggling with bullying in school due to my name. My name is Arsal; and the kids in school twist it in different ways and mock me ...
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Name - Combine 'Atiyatullah' and 'Amatul Aala' to make proper name

I'm not an Arabic speaker but I'd like to use both words for my daughter name as I found both words beautiful. Is it possible and/or common to create a name like "A gift (from Allah) who will ...
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Is It Acceptable to Name Your Daughter Muhammad?

If I wished to name my daughter Muhammad in honour of the Prophet (pbuh), I know it would not be a haram thing to do, but would it be acceptable? Muhammad would be her first name/given name.
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Is it permissible to name someone Ahmed Wali?

My name is Ahmed Weli and i am a muslim. recently someone said that my name is not right and i shouldn't be called Ahmed Weli because Weli is one of the names of allah, and said you should be called ...
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Is it ok to name my baby Wahab?

I know the word wahab means all-giver, which is one of the names of God Allah. but I want to know whether it can be used for a human as a name, like Nazeer or Raheem(9:128) which can be used for ...
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Can one give the name of an angel to a child? Is Mikael a suitable name?

My name is Mikael and I am getting paranoid if this is actually a permissible Islamic/Arabic name or not? I come from a Muslim family and my mother always told me it is taken from an angels name. But ...
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Is it haram to give grandfather's first name to a child as her surname?

I want to ask that I was recently blessed with a daughter and my husband gave her his father's name as her surname (my daughter's grandfather) instead of giving his own name to her. Like her name is &...
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Is it okay for a girl child to have her fathers first name instead of the last/family name?

My mother said it is sunnah that a girl child should have her fathers first name instead of last. She said it is a sunnah to have the first name. Is it written anywhere that it is sunnah? If so could ...
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Can I add my Mum surname with my dad's surname?

For example my mum surname is Lidia and dad's surname is Jannat. My name is Sofia, can I change my name to Sofia Lidia Jannat? In Islam they say your mum 3 times then your father. My mum is more ...
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What Does The Name Ahnaf Mean?

Assalamualaikum, I came across this unique and beautiful name while searching for unique sahaba names , and was pleased to see in another website that it means “worshiper of Allah“. Wikipedia is ...
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children name with adbul or we can name without abdul with Allah name

asslam o alaikum ***Allah blessed me a baby boy i want to name MoizBari or we should add Abdul is mandatory to add
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can i give my child's last name as "ar rahman " like "insha Ar Rahman "

Is it ok to name a baby as "Insha Ar Rahman " Or Insha Rahman is better?
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Naming a child Rasheed instead of Abdulrasheed

Can I name a child Rasheed instead of Abdulrasheed
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Is using fake names/another person's name haram?

Is it haram to use fake names (especially online) ? Most of us in this website do so.What about using another person's name ?
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Can a human be given the name Barr or Al-Barr?

Salam, all praise to Allah. As we have seen that many people have the names that relate to Allah such as Rahman, Qayoom, Ahad and etc. I have been told until now that you can give someone Allah's ...
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What is the female equivalent of the name "Abdullah"?

Abdullah is a pretty common for Muslim males which means 'Servant of Allah'. I'd like to know the female equivalent of it as I have not come across any females with a similar nomenclature.
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Direct and indirect names

We had our second son few days back and wanting to name him. While searching names we found direct and indirect name but I don’t know what it means, someone said don’t name child from which what is ...
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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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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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