Does the Prophet (Allah Bless Him and Give Him Peace) Receive Mother’s Name as Well?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


When we send blessings (salawat) upon the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), and our names are conveyed to him along with our father’s name – does he receive our mother’s name as well?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The narrations do not mention that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) receives one’s mother’s name. This is in no way to diminish the mother’s status or to elevate the father’s status above hers. It is merely because lineage, according to the Arabs and Islam, is patrilineal.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Indeed, you will be called on the Day of Judgment by your names and the names of your forefathers, so give yourselves good names.” [Ahmad] [Ibn Alan, al-Futuhat al-Rabbaniyya ‘ala al-Adhkar al-Nawawiyya]


Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.