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Is it permissible to give the name Manaf (مناف)?

Manaf was a pre-Islamic idol which the Arabs believed was God and touched it for blessings[1]. There's no actual meaning of the name. I think it's not a good idea to name oneself after false deities. ...
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What is the female equivalent of the name "Abdullah"?

The Arabic equivalent of 'Abdullah عبد الله is Amatullah أمة الله Because the feminine of ' Abd عبد Is Amah أمة Other synonyms are: جاريَة Jariah. خادِمَة Khadimah. ...
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How should a convert go about choosing a Muslim-appropriate name?

Just to re-iterate, its not required to change your name unless your name is associated with a false god or diety. There are no sanctioned guidelines in Islam for how to choose a name, any name ...
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Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad?

I think you don't know Arabic (me too). In Arabic Ya!(يا)is like Oh! in English. like Oh Mohammad. Everyone in Arab country call like this. It is just a Language. It is not prohibited to call a child ...
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Why is Abu Bakr (R) called Abu Bakr, when out of his sons none is named Bakr?

This is indeed a strange but acceptable kunyah or surname knowing that abu Bakr (whos real name is Abdullah ibn abi Quhafah) had three sons: Abdurrahman, Abudllah and Muhammad and three daughters: ...
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What is meaning of Ismail?

According to Qurtubi and Baghaway: The tafsir of Ishmael ( إسماعيل ) is اسمع يا إيل which is equivalent to: اسمع يا الله Hear me, O Allah! Which was Abraham's prayer and he named him after the ...
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Is spelling the name "Ali" as "Alee" wrong?

In this case, there is no "right or wrong". This is only a matter of convention. علي is an Arabic name. Maybe the first person who wrote it in English use "Ali" and other people followed him. That's ...
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Changing my name upon conversion

It's not required anywhere in Quran for you to change your name. There are some narratives associated to the Messenger saying he changed names of certain people, however, those names were related to ...
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Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad?

Hadith Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that a child was born to a person amongst us and he gave him the name of Muhammad. Thereupon his people said: We will not allow You to give the name of Muhammad ...
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Is it permissible to give the name Manaf (مناف)?

What our brother @Sayyid quoted is true: Manaaf مناف was a per-Islamic deity or Idol the people in Mekka were worshiping. And according to the fatwas I'm adding as a reference it is not permissible to ...
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Can we use "Noah" as a name for a baby?

Peace be upon you, Noah (نوح) (A.S) is a prophet's name, so, what is the sin if you give your baby a prophet's name? I mean there is no sin to name your baby as Noah. Have you not seen many people ...
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Naming a child Rasheed instead of Abdulrasheed

It is allowed. The word "Rasheed" was used to describe humans in the Quran: 11:78 (Hud):- رَجُلٌ رَشِيدٌ وَجَاءَهُ قَوْمُهُ يُهْرَعُونَ إِلَيْهِ وَمِنْ قَبْلُ كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ ...
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Giving a secular name to a muslim

First of all, we must consider, what is a "Muslim" name? What many people consider a "Muslim" name to be are names of Islamic figures mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. There is no ...
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Who has the right to name the baby, father or mother?

To supplement the answers already given, evidence for the mother having the right to name the child includes the Quranic story of the mother of Maryam عليه السلام: وإني سميتها مريم I have named her ...
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Who did name Surah al-Isra as Bani-Israel? (As the other name of Al-Isra)?

Quoting from Soorat al-Isra’ is also called Soorat Bani Isra’eel (read this full link for better understanding and full details.): Soorat al-Isra’ is called Soorat Bani Israa’eel in two saheeh ...
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Meaning of aniya

in lane's dictionary: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/tabs/lane/ppages/Lane-P560060.gif : it means also "lovely, humble or submissive woman" : in baranov's arabic-russian there is another "ganiya" ...
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Does the concept of an 'Islamic Name' have authentic origin?

There are no hard and fast rules in Islam for naming. But Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) has said about naming children with decent names and names which have good meaning. There is a Hadith in the book ...
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Is it permissible to call your child ya mohammad?

Note "ya Muhammad! يا محمد" means in Arabic "O Muhammad!" it is not a name at all it is a form of "Call نداء" which is introduced by the "يا", so this is an Arabic sentence built with two words which ...
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Can Muslims give their children non-Muslim names?

If it is the custom of the hindu people to keep the name Aravind out of love for the deity Aravindakshan, then it would not be permissible to keep this name. Generally, revert people can keep their ...
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Direct and indirect names

I am surprised how ambiguous some people become when talking about that of which they know nothing about. First of all, Allah is The Most Merciful. "Arham" literally means the superlative of "Raheem",...
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Direct and indirect names

First I need to apologize for my former comments based on a misunderstanding and need for clarification at my first reading of your post. The comment of UmH actually brought some light into this ...
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Can a human be given the name Barr or Al-Barr?

All the beautiful names of Allah have a definite article prior to them: Ar-Rahman الرحمان or الرحمن (The -most- gracious) not رحمن nor رحمان Ar-Rahim الرحيم (The -most- merciful) Al-Qayyum القيوم (...
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Can a human be given the name Barr or Al-Barr?

Without the "Abd" (meaning "servant of") and "al" (meaning "the" making it unique to Allah), it may be considered Makruh to name someone "Barr." This ...
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What does Ibn Umm Maktum literally mean?

Arab culture had a widespread concept of nicknames of the form Abu X (Father of X) or Umm X (Mother of X). It is often after the first child, but it could be for other reasons as well. Many people ...
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What is the correct way in islam talk about for putting parent/caste name?

Allah the Almighty said: Call them by [the names of] their fathers; it is more just in the sight of Allah . But if you do not know their fathers - then they are [still] your brothers in religion and ...
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Is Siavash an islamic name?

If you define Islamic name as one which has its origin in Islamic scripture, tradition or association with significant persons (like the names Ibrahim, Yusuf, Musa, Abdullah, Muhammad, Abu Bakr, Umar, ...
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Name Effects On Personality

It is known that the name usually has an effect on the person who carries it.and our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) changed bad names to good names.As for the importance of ...
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Is the name "Abdulmanaf" haram?

Abdul (slave of) should only be paired with a Name of Allah. واتفقوا على تحريم كل اسم معبد لغير الله عز وجل كعبد العزى وعبد هبل وعبد عمرو وعبد الكعبة [Ibn Hazm said:] There is consensus on the ...
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is it allowed to choose name Rasool Muhammad

Rasool in Arabic means messenger. Muhammad is the name of our Prophet (). In Arabic Rasool Muhammad makes only sense if you spoke of somebody who has been sent out by -a person called- Muhammad to ...
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Is the name Mahdiya allowed for baby girl?

Mahdiya is the feminine word for Mahdi meaning 'rightly guided by Allah' and is used by Muslims parents to name their child. It is an Islamic name so it is allowed. It is a Quranic name of that means ...
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