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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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'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 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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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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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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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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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 "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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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 someone "eternal" in Islam?

I am sure every Muslim believes that Allah(SWT) is the only eternal supreme Being. Given that, I have heard, from Muslim scholars, that it's not appropriate to give children names that might show ...
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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...