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Well, the obvious (and rather useless) answer is that English letters weren't much of a commodity back in seventh-century Arabia, so they tended to use Arabic instead: The only correct way to spell the Prophet's name is محمد‎. Phonetically, "Muhammad" is probably the most accurate romanization of the ones you listed, but even then it loses a lot. The Arabic ...


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"Asma" means "names" in Arabic; it's not one of the names of Allah (SWT). In fact Abu Bakr's (RA) daughter was named Asma. "Asma-ul Husna" means "The Beautiful names"


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حدثنا يحيى بن بكير حدثنا الليث عن يونس عن ابن شهاب قال أبو سلمة إن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوما يا عائش هذا جبريل يقرئك السلام فقلت وعليه السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته ترى ما لا أرى تريد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يرى جبريل وهي لا تراه Translation: Yehya the son of Bkeer told us that Al-Laith told them from Younes from ...


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There is two main theory about it: Some scholars believe that the names of Suras of Quran are "Towghifi" which means they have been chosen by the Prophet. For example Ayatollah Mohammad Hadi Marefat claims this theory and says: each Sura of quran has been named by the Prophet because when one ayah descended from Allah, the Prophet said to put it, in ...


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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. [1] Tarikh at-Tabari, Volume 6 - Muhammad at Mekka, topic: Abd Manaf. Who was Abd Manaf and his lineage.


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There is no such thing as a Muslim name. There are, however, two important guidelines to be used when naming people: 1- The name should not be offensive in any way. Narrated AbudDarda': The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: On the Day of Resurrection you will be called by your names and by your father's names, so give yourselves good names. Sunan Abi Dawud ...


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No it is never forbidden, for example the name of a son of Imam Hassan peace be upon him, the grandson of the holy prophet peace be upon him and his household and the older son of Imam Ali and the holiness Fatima peace be upon them, was also Hassan, then called Hassan ibnul Hassan (الحسن ابن الحسن) or الحسن المثنی. Even a son of him was also named Hassan (...


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There is no hard and fast rule in Islam that who should or must choose name of baby. If it is chosen with mutual consent of both, that is best. And Allah knows best.


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Best names, according to hadith are Abdullah and Abdur-rehman Prophet Muhammad said: "Keep the names of the Noble Prophets,(Sallallaho alaihe Wasallam) Allah, the Exalted, loves most the names Abdullah and Abdur Rahman. " Here is more detail about this issue: http://www.islamcan.com/names/names-that-are-preferred-and-that-are-undesirable..shtml


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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 with name Muhammad, Ya Muhammad


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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 that has a good meaning is ok. So what I will do is to just list some of the most common names used in Muslim communities and why people choose them: Muslims ...


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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: Asma'. 'Aisha and Umm Kalthoom. So it would rather sound logical if his kunyah or nickname was abu Abdarrahman or Abu Abdullah or ... or abu Umm Kalthoom. Scholars ...


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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. عَبْدَة Abdah'. مَمْلُوكَة. Mamlukah I must say that I have hardly heard of anybody naming his daughter Amatullah, but heard of a convert who gave herself ...


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Regarding the permissibility of naming Abd (with nothing preceding or following), I've never read any Hadith stating that it is not permissible to use this name. However, it's always been a common practice in Arabia, even before Islam, to add a name after Abd, like Abd Manaf, etc... In KSA and some other Gulf countries, they use it with the definite article ...


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I think you are not right on this, because the word "lord" does not necessarily point to God (Allah) in English. Lord can mean "a man of noble rank or high office" according to the definition that google provides for it. On the other hand "our Lord" or "the Lord" is and has traditionally been the way to address God in Christianity and should not be used for ...


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Well even if I would agree with the answer of @Farhan totally, I must add that in the case that parents couldn't come to a mutual consent (at least Sunni) scholars tend to give this right to the father because of the part of the Verse in Surat al-Ahzaab (33:5) saying Call them by [the names of] their fathers; it is more just in the sight of Allah . ...


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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 having prophets names such as Ibrahim, Imran.


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you said "NAILA is name of idol mentioned in quran". Naila is not mentioned in Quran as an idol. May be what you mentioned is from some other source. Naila is the name of wife of third Caliph, Uthman (r.a) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naila_bint_al-Farafsa It doesn't matter if some idol in past had this name or not, it is said that there used to be idols ...


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It is okay that somebody are named after prophets like Mohammad, Eisa (Jesus), ... but it may not be okay to name them Nabi or Rasul because it is like stating they are messengers or prophets and that is lying against Allah, Allah said in the "Al-Zumor"(39) Chapter of Holy Quran (Sura): {فَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن كَذَبَ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَكَذَّبَ بِالصِّدْقِ ...


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اللطيف (Al-Latif, sometimes transcribed as Al-Lathif) is one of the 99 names of Allah, meaning the Subtle, or the Most Kind. Abdullathif (عبد اللطيف) ‎would be a perfectly valid name for a Muslim. I do wonder if your name is just a variation of that (transliterations can make that really hard to tell sometimes), with the double-"L" of Abdullathif ...


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'Abd, as far as I know, is exclusively masculine; as such, it wouldn't make any sense to use it as a girl's name. The female equivalent would be Amat, which use has dated back to the days of the sahabah (according to the scholars at Islamweb). Grammatically, it connects to the Name of Allah the same as 'Abd would: 'Abdullah (عبد الله: male servant of ...


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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 give anyone the name of ‘Abd Manaaf. so calling them Manaaf would be even worse if people had this deity in mind. Abdu Maanaf have been quoted in some ahadith ...


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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 bad things. Ryan is also an Arabic name, meaning "boy," and in Persian it means "wise" Even if it meant "little king" it's not referring you as god. You can ...


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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 all. Another example of this is the spelling of the prophet's name. For decades, we've seen people use the spelling "Mohammed" for the prophet's name. But then ...


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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 (to your child) after the name of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). He set forth with his son carrying him on his back and came to Allah's Apostle (ﷺ), and said: Allah's ...


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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 prayer. Because El ( إل or إيل ) is the name of Allah in ancient semitic. According to one interpretation mentioned in most tafsirs, the name is the Quran in: ...


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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 السَّيِّئَاتِ قَالَ يَاقَوْمِ هَؤُلَاءِ بَنَاتِي هُنَّ أَطْهَرُ لَكُمْ فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلَا تُخْزُونِ فِي ضَيْفِي أَلَيْسَ مِنْكُمْ رَجُلٌ رَشِيدٌ And his people came ...


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The names are given by the people of that time. These are no given by Allah himself. According to arabic traditions, the names does not necessarily represent the main topic of the chapter.


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People usually hate that name because one of jahilia idols was named Naila but thats irrelevant because the name doesn't express the person and you can't find both good and bad persons having the same name. The Salaf (May Allah be pleased and have mercy on them) used that name. We have the Sahabia (female companion of Prophet Mohammad) Naila bintu Salama ...


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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 mawqoof hadeeths, in which it is the words of the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them): The first hadeeth was narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be ...


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