Wants to name his son Muhammad Ibraaheem
Fatwa No: 89124

  • Fatwa Date:29-12-2004 - Thul-Qi'dah 18, 1425
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Question

Allaah is blessing us with a baby boy. We plan to name him Muhammad Ibraaheem. We request your opinion on this name. We are bit afraid that, later, people may call him 'Hey Ibraaheem' or 'O Ibraaheem'; this may affect the dignity of Ibraaheem, may Allaah exalt his mention. Your opinion will be greatly appreciated.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

It is Islamically permissible to name your new-born child after the names of the Prophets; it is even desirable to do so as their names are among the best names.

Besides, calling a new-born 'O Ibraaheem' is not decreasing the status of the Prophet Ibraaheem (Abraham)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention.

The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and some Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them named their sons after the names of some Prophets as you mentioned in the question. If naming children after Prophets includes some prohibitions, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and his Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them would certainly not have named their children with such names.

Allaah Knows best.

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