Questions tagged [naming]

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

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Is naming a person using one of Allah's names allowed?

In South Asia, names like Johirul Islam or Kabir Ahmed are very common. My name is Mohayeminul Islam (Muhaiminul should be the correct spelling I suppose). All the first names I noted are the names of ...
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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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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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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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Is it permissible to give an English name to a child in Islam?

Names seem to play an important role in a society. Most Muslims who come from the Middle East tend to use or already have Arabic or Islamic names, which may have roots in the Arabic language. ...
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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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Is it ok to add a typical secular western (non-christian) first name to my name to reduce discrimination?

I have a very common Muslim name like Muhammad Öztürk. I live in Western Europe. I think about adding a secular (non-Christian) second given name like Louis/Loic (French version) or Ludwig (German ...
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Are Muslims permitted to name their daughter Asija (Asiya)?

We are young Muslim family who expecting Inshallah one more female baby. We are thinking of giving the name Asija after Asiya, wife of the Pharaoh. Are Muslims allowed to give such a name?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ?