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  • Pessimistic About His Name and Wants to Change It Date: 13-8-2018

    A'alaykum. Thank you very much in advance. My son 25 years, name is MOHAMMED ABDUR RASHEED. He doesn't like his name as he saw many people with the name doesn't have successful life like not good in studies, not good in marriage life, not well settled, not able to study higher qualification etc., He is also suffering from Jinn possession (may be or.. More

  • Bearing name with bad meaning in Arabic but good in other language Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. My previous question is about names, and I want to clarify it. A name is good in a language, like, for example, "Zaniyah", which means "forever"/"always" in "Nahuatl", while it is known that this means "an adulteress" in Arabic. If the person bears this name while she meant the first meaning though it has a bad meaning in the Arabic.. More

  • Not an obligation to change 'bad' family name Date: 20-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I intend to change my name. My family name has multiple meaningsand ways of spelling it. One of the meanings for my family name is a Celtic mythical hunter god. Another meaning for the family name is corner and angle. The family name is 'Hurn', if that is any help. I understand the importance of maintaining the family name, but would.. More

  • Ruling on name ‘Benazeer’ Date: 10-12-2017

    My name is Benazeer; some scholars said that my name does not have a good meaning and told me to change it. I am now called Sarah. I want to know whether Benazeer is a good name or not, and when I change my name, can I change it as Sarah Benazeer? Is it good? .. More

  • Carrying family name ‘Rahmaan’ Date: 21-10-2017

    Is it clear Shirk to give someone the surname Rahman? My full name is Karima Rahman. If it is, then who's fault is this; my parents' or mine? .. More

  • Bearing name that may mean church Date: 8-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have recently learned that a name can be haram if it means something that goes against Islam. My question is: since one of the meanings of my name is church, is my name halal or haram? .. More

  • Talking to atheist with pagan name Date: 2-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I do not know whether you have received my email, but if you did, then I would like to apologise for this inconvenience. I asked if it was an act of Shirk (associating partners with Allah) to talk to people with pagan names, and from what I undersood from the answer, it is not, but what if a Muslim was to talk to a person with a name.. More

  • Naming baby girl 'Ghazal' Date: 26-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know if the name Ghazal (poetry, flirt) is disliked or forbidden in Islam. Thank you. .. More

  • Naming person or product 'Al-Muqaddas' Date: 23-5-2017

    Is it permissible to keep the name [Al-Muqaddas] or [Muqaddas] for people or use it to name products? .. More

  • Naming baby ‘Azaan’ Date: 17-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to ask whether it is good to keep the name of a newborn baby as Aazaan (meaning the call to the prayer); and what is the other meaning of this name? .. More

  • Naming boy Dhiraar Date: 15-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been blessed with a baby boy. I want to name him after the Companion Dhirar, may Allaah be pleased with him, who was a great Islamic warrior. However, some of my relatives rejected the name and argue that in the Quran there is a description of 'Masjid e Zarrar', which was built to harm Islam. I want to ask if it would be fine.. More

  • Naming boy Muqeet Abdullah Date: 29-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask which name is better as a baby name, Abdul Muqeet or Muqeet Abdullah? I like Muqeet Abdullah but want your guidance. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Naming child 'Subhaan' Date: 23-5-2016

    Having the name Subhan for my kid is right in Islam, but some people say that we should change it. .. More

  • Name ‘Muhaymin’ exclusive to Allaah Date: 16-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am confused regarding my name. As you see, my name is Abdul Muhaymin. Many say that the name of Allaah is 'Al-Muhaymin', which means , 'Al-Muhaymin, the All-Preserver'. So many people keep their kids' name as only 'Muhaymin', which only means, 'ruler, overlord, one who provides sanctuary from any hazard or danger'. Is it okay to.. More

  • Naming a boy 'Muhammad Nabi' Date: 4-5-2016

    What is the Islamic scholars' ruling on choosing the name 'Muhammad Nabi' for boys? .. More

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