Can I Name My Daughter Nyla?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I named my daughter Nyla (Na’ilah) because of the nice meaning (one who achieves, winner) and also the personality of the wife of Uthman (RA). However, I was recently informed that this is not a good name because this was the name of one of the idols that the […]

Is It Permissible to Name One’s Daughter Barakah?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is it permissible to name one’s daughter Barakah?  This was one of the names of the caretaker’s of Rasulullah pbuh, however I came across this hadith. Hadith – Muslim 5559, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: “Allah’s Messenger  wanted to prohibit [his followers] from naming persons as Ya’la (Elevated), Barakah […]

What Acts Are Recommended After Giving Birth to a Child?

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Assalamu-alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. My family is expecting a baby soon and we’re being bombarded with cultural information from family regarding what to do after childbirth. I was wondering if you would be kind enough to give us some fiqh, on the first few days, and weeks […]