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WomanOfJihad
12-30-2004, 05:49 PM
Give a Good name
The first thing that is advised is to give good names to ones children. It is the duty of the parents and a right of the children that they be given good names. A hadith tells us,

“On the day of resurrection you will be called by your names and the names of your fathers. Therefore, have good names.” (Abu dawood)



Another hadith tells us that the angels carry the soul of a believer to the heavens, and then wherever they come across other angels the latter ask them “who is this pure soul?” The former gives them in answer the best of the names by which the person was called in his life and the name of his fathers. As against this, when the soul of an unbeliever is being carried away, the angels that are met on the way ask the carrying angels “who does this vile soul belong to”? In reply they call out the worst of the names by which the person was known in his life and the name of his father and the door of the skies is not opened for him.



Hazrat Aisha ra said:

That the Holy Prophet Muhammad saw always changed a name that was derogatory or bad.



It is the duty of parents to give good names. Names speak out that a person is the slave of Allah and emit the fragrance of Islam and belief. The holy prophet Muhammad saw said “Give the names of prophets, the names dearest to Allah are Abdullah, Abdur Rahman and the worst names are Harb and Marrah.



Harb means warfare and Marrah means bitter. The holy prophet saw called these the worst of names. Man is created for goodwill and compassion. Islam teaches us to compromise and promote securtity. How can a name meaning “WARFARE” be acceptable. A believer is taught to be well mannered and good natured and to be loving, then how can a name that means “bitter” apply to him. The holy prophet Muhammad saw liked us to keep the names Abdullah and Abdur Rahman and in days gone by parents gave such names and the names: Abdur rahim, abdul karim and the like that applied servitude to allah, or they gave the names of prophets as, and these qualities reflected in the lives of the believers of the names. There are some people even today who adopt the teachings of the ahadith in this regard. However most of the people have chosen names and we have “Parveen” “Parwaiz” “Ghazala” and “Shaheen”. As for Parwaiz it was the name of that king of iran who tore up the letter of the prophet Muhammad saw that he had written to him inviting him to islam, it is very foolish to give someone the name of this enemy. “Shaheen” is the word for hawk and Ghazala for deer. How is to forgo good meaningful names and choose names of animals?

Some women use charms and name their children accordingly. Thus if they place the charm in an ear-ring , they call him bunda after ear ring, and so on. These things are a form of idolatery or associating partners with allah. I have come across a name called KURA( dirt) . people claim such names augur long life for the bearer. This is also idolatery. The latest thing is to use western names and parents are called daddy or mummy. Children are given names of shameless men and women who work in films. They do not consider it necessary to keep alive the name of righteous people but endeavour to give currency to names of shameless people.

(SubhanAllah) To Allah we belong and to him we return .
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Ansar Al-'Adl
12-31-2004, 04:13 AM
Lets discuss the permissibility os names further. Which of the following are acceptable in Islam:

1. Names of angels
2. Abdul Islam, Abd Ad-Deen, etc.
3. Raheem, Haq, etc.
4. Wadd, Suwaa, Yauguth, Yauq. Nasr
5. Places: Makkah, Madina, Safa, Marwa, Kaabah

Salaam
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Ummatee
12-31-2004, 05:53 PM
One must be very careful naming ther children.. as names affect ones charecter.. The scientists discoverd it late but islam had done it WAYYYYYY BEFORE..
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Uthman
01-05-2005, 08:18 PM
Originally Posted by Ummatee
One must be very careful naming ther children.. as names affect ones charecter.. The scientists discoverd it late but islam had done it WAYYYYYY BEFORE..
Assalam alaikum,

This is interesting. What do the scientists think of it? Alhamdulillah this is a common thing, Islam knowing 1400 years ago what science is only discovering now. Insha allah as science progresses we will be able to understand the Qur'an more clearly and in more light.;)
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☆ღUmm Uthmanღ☆
09-23-2005, 06:54 PM
Assalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh...Indeed we all should b careful with the names we give to our kids & those who might be new in Islam.
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Protected_Diamond
09-23-2005, 07:04 PM
So basicaly you have to choose a name with a good meaning init?

insha Allah Allah s.w.a will guide us all 2 the right path ameen!
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