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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 […]

Is the Name Gabrielle Permitted for a Muslim Girl?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum My pregnant sister is looking for a name to her child. Is the name Gabrielle permitted for a Muslim girl? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. May Allah grant a smooth pregnancy and bless with a blessed child that is a source of lasting […]

Is It Acceptable to Choose a Name That Is Not Arabic and Is Not From the Quran?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is it acceptable to choose a name that is not Arabic and is not from the Qur’an as long as it has a good meaning? We have been told that for example “Audrey” or “Isaiah” are impermissible or disliked. Is this true? Answer: assalamu `alaykum This is permitted and […]