Names for newborn

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)



Names for newborn

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


It is indeed a pleasure and an honor for us


Ref:  Giving a name to a newborn.

The Messenger of Allah (saws) recommended that the believers give the adhaan (call to prayer) in both the ears of the new born.


It is also the Sunnah, that on the 7th day:

Appoint a good name to the newborn.

Shave the head of the newborn, and give the equivalent weight of the shaved hair in silver as sadaqa (charity).

Do the ‘aqiqa’(sacrifice one animal for a female born,  or two animals for a male born).


The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that it is the right of the newborn upon their parents, that they appoint a good name for him/her.   He (saws) also said that the best names in the sight of Allah are:  Abdur-Rahmaan and Abdullah.  

Other good names could be anything which personifies being the slave of Allah by using any of the hundred names of Allah:  like Abdus-Shukoor, Abdur-Razzak, Abdul-Hameed, Abdul-Aziz, etc.

Then there are the names of any of the Prophets of Allah; like Mohamed, Adam, Noah, Ibrahim, Ishaaq, Ismael, Musa, Isa, etc.

Then there the names of any of the noble companions of the Last Messenger of Allah (saws); like Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan, Ali, Salmaan, Ammar, Abbas,  Saad,  Muaadh,  Khalid,  Hasan,  Hussain, etc.


For a female, one can use the names of any of the wives or mothers or daughters of the Prophets; like Sarah, Hajrah, Maryam, Aisha, Fatemah, Zainab, Safeeyah, Hafsah, etc.


There is no condition in Islam, that one must use only Arabic names.  If one wishes to keep the name of the child in his own language, this is allowed; but one must be careful to choose a good and respectable name, which has an honorable meaning.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


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