Is Jeremiah a Prophet? Can I Name my Son After Him?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalamualaikum Warahamtullahi Wabarakatu,
I just wanted to ask whether firstly Jeremiah, Peace be upon him, is a recognised prophet in Islam and under which school of thought.
Secondly is there anything unislamic in naming a son after him? (specifically this Hebrew version of the name as in Jeremiah)
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
There is nothing wrong with naming your son Jeremiah [=Armiya’, in Arabic].
Though he isn’t one of the twenty five named Prophets in the Qur’an, there is mention of him in numerous commentaries such as Baydawi, Nasafi, Abu al-Su`ud, and also in other sources.
Please see: Is it Necessary to Change One’s Name after Becoming Muslim?
And Allah alone gives success.
Wassalam,
Tabraze Azam
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