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Is It Permissible to Name My Baby Dhul-Qarnayn?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to name my baby Dhul-Qarnayn? Answer: Assalamu alaykum, sister, Historians and Quranic exegetes (mufassirun) mention that Dhul-Qarnayn was a pious king that ruled ancient Yemen around the year 1330 B.C. He conquered lands and ruled much of the East and the West. His good […]

Naming a Child Eesa Ibrahim Khan.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Me and my wife have just had a baby boy, we were thinking about names and we wanted to name our child Eesa Ibrahim Khan. I just wanted to check if we can 2 prophets names together or if it was best just to go with Eesa […]

Can I Name My Baby Girl Inara Mayameen or Inara Al Mayameen?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I name my baby girl Inara Mayameen or Inara Al Mayameen? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, It is recommended to name one’s children beautiful names, and particularly recommended to name them after righteous predecessors such as the Prophetic Companions or others. Names like Maryam, […]

Is It Wrong to Name My Baby Miraj in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it wrong to name my baby Miraj in Islam? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Thank you for your question. There is nothing wrong with naming a child Miraj as it is not inherently impermissible, nor does it have a negative meaning. The Messenger […]

Can I Change the Name of My Child After His Birth?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I was used to call my son Abdul Hadi before his birth. But after his birth I want to name him Abdul Ahad. Can I call him Abdul Ahad? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Depending on the circumstance, the changing of a name could either be impermissible, reprehensible, […]

What Should Be the Family Name of a Child After a Rape? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, 1) If a women were to be raped and decided to keep the child, what would be the ruling on naming the child? 2) if a non-Muslim man who did not know the identity of his father,converts to Islam, and marries a Muslim woman, how will he […]

Is It Permissible to Name My Baby After an Angel?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is it permissible to name my baby after an angel? (i.e. Jibreel). Answer: assalamu alaykum Yes, it is permitted to name your child after an angel. For more see: Is it Permissible to Name Children with Names of Angels? [Ustadh] Salman Younas Checked and approved by Shaykh […]

Are Hyphenated Surnames Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My husband and I are expecting our first child. I have retained my fathers name since marriage and have no intention to change it. Does Islam allows for hyphenated last names (e.g. Ali-Yusuf), in a case where the mother’s last name is Ali and the Father’s is […]

Should I Clear All My Doubts Before Converting to Islam? Should I Change My Name and Cut My Hair?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I am considering converting to Islam and have several questions. Should I change my name due to it having un-Islamic meanings? It means ‘Christ-bearer’. My hair is long, it is past my shoulders but is neat and kept clean. Am I commanded to cut it if I convert? I […]

Is It Permissible to Name Your Child After a Living Person?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it permissible to name your child after a living person? In the Syrian tradition the first born son of the oldest son is named after the paternal grandfather. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I haven’t come across a ruling which indicates the dislikedness of naming […]