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Lonely Gal
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
I know a muslim family that have named their child with a hebrew meaning name. There is a similar name in Islam but the one they have chose does not come under islamic names. Is this ok??
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Innocent Soul
05-18-2011, 07:12 AM
Assalamualikum

Sunnat of the Prophets s.a.w. During the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) when people used to accept Islam, he would not require all people to change their names. He used to change only those names that carried wrong meanings or un-Islamic ideas and concepts. The Prophet's wife `A'ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said about the Prophet, "He used to change bad names." (Reported by at-Tirmidhi)

For instance, `Umar had a daughter whose name was "`Asiyah" (meaning disobedient or rude). The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) changed her name to "Jamilah" (the Beautiful- see Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith no. 4301)

Abu Dawud has mentioned many names of people and places that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) changed because they had bad meanings. (see Hadith no. 4305)

It is reported in a hadith that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "You will be called on the Day of Resurrection by your names and the names of your fathers, so have good names." (Reported by Abu Dawud)

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sister herb
05-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Arabic and hebrew languages are quite close and them have words which are same or almost same.
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