Which Name Should I Choose for My Child?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Three days ago, we were blessed with a baby boy and finalized the name Wali.” However, we’re confused about whether we should name him Wali Mohammed Khan or Mohammed Wali Khan?


Mubarak. May Allah bless your child with a healthy, happy life filled with deeds that please Him.

Either order for the name is perfectly fine. Go with whatever order pleases you. Many people place the name Muhammadbefore the second name, but the choice is yours.

May Allah grant you all the best of both worlds.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.