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

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Baby surname ruling [closed]

Salaam, I wanted to understand what is the correct practice for naming a baby surname. I looked online/google but found a lot of mixed information and a lot based on culture and location specifics. In ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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'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 Subhan name permissible in islam?

Hello my name is Muhammad subhan and i would like to know if the name subhan is permissible or not if it is not permissible do i have to change the name from all legal documents?
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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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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 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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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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Naming a child Rasheed instead of Abdulrasheed

Can I name a child Rasheed instead of Abdulrasheed
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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) ...