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Congratulations! MashaAllah that is great news. Rasulullah narrated in one hadith: There are many persons amongst men who are quite perfect but there are none perfect amongst women except Mary, daughter of 'Imran, Asiya wife of Pharaoh, and the excellence of 'A'isha as compared to women is that of Tharid over all other foods. (Saheeh Muslim) As ...


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The general rules for naming someone with one of Allah's Names are as follows: If the name has a meaning or refers to a function or quality that only Allah is capable of, like creating, resurrecting, lordship, etc. then it is not permissible to call a human being by these names, except by prefixing "'abd" to that name. If however the name refers to a more ...


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First, finding references on this is hard. Perhaps it's sufficient to say that rasulullah changed the names of certain people when their names were islamically unacceptable. See my answer on naming girls Asiya for some examples. If you look through the sunnah, you won't find that rasulullah changed the names of anyone who had these names; you will find he ...


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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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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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I think a good example of those allowed names, which ashes999 and Ansari also mentioned is the name Ali. We know that Al-ʿAlī is one of the Allah's names and we also know about Ali ibn Abu Talib (A.S.). As Wikipedia says: Many sources, especially Shia ones, attest that Ali (ibn Abu Talib) was born inside the Kaaba in the city of Mecca, where he stayed ...


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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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Rahim is not one of the names of God. Al-Rahim, on the other hand, is. Calling your child's name thus, with the definite article Al-, would be problematic; in such cases you would appropriately go with Abdul-Rahim. Without the definite article, Rahim is just an adjective, and one not unique to God (As Najeeb describes in his own answer, it's used by God ...


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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. ...


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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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I am aware about the discrimination and preconceived notions & bias a person might have to face with a Muslim name these days. First to establish if a person can have multiple names... the prophet (pbuh) had multiple names/titles Mustafa, Ahmad, alamin etc....so yes you can have multiple In your situation there are two things... 1) First Impressions ...


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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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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 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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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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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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I've found this answer from this source. According to the answer if the name you chose does not have a bad meaning and the meaning of the name doesn't contradict the Islamic belief then its fine. You chose name you like. Allah knows best.


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As a Muslim (with a hard to pronounce name to boot!) living in the western world I've pondered this one a lot. I know only of two considerations from the Islamic point of view when it comes to names: First, the name you choose must not be objectionable in anyway. Narrated AbudDarda': The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: On the Day of Resurrection you ...


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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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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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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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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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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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