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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 15:35

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

There are two strategies for naming your children and both are permissible, what are your thoughts.

Strategy 1:

Pick names which are the best in Sunnah regardless of culture and society.

  1. Abdur-Rahman
  2. Abdullah
  3. Amatullah
  4. Khadeeja
  5. Safiyya

Strategy 2:

Pick names which are permissible but also fit into the local (Non-Muslim) culture. You can change spellings but concepts are here with examples:

India:

  1. Amar
  2. Seema

West:

  1. Adam
  2. Daniel
  3. Sara
  4. Hannah

South Amrica:

  1. Adil
  2. Aisha
  3. Noor
  4. Omar

Strategy 3:

Pick the hardest names possible to make your kids lives living hell... :P

  1. Muhammad Mutazallazaluz-Zaman Abdur-Rahmaan Ubaydullah Khan
  2. Muhammad Murasaleenur-Rahmaan Abdur-Rahmaan Ubaydullah Khan
  3. Amatullah Aishatun-Nisaa

Which strategy do you prefer and why?




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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 15:42
Strategy 1.

Not only is it from Hadith, but the beauty is, these names are now common in the Western World too, so no excuse. Certain names are popular in non Muslim cultures too, like African American's, they keep Muslim names for fashion. So why should we Muslim's shy away from the best of the best

Muhammad is the most popular "new baby" name in in the UK and I'm sure it is around the world too.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 15:42
The first one. Because you can change the name but how can you compromise on the outlook and mannerisms?
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 15:48

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Something wrong with naming your child "Omer" in Panama City?


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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 15:55
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No! But Adam and Daniel seem strange to me. No objection if someone chooses these names. But I like Aadam and Daniyaal more. It's not a matter of objection but a matter of liking. Also, the real point is that how can we hide the Muslim outlook and mannerisms which are the real things needed to truly blend in a society. We were different, we are different and we will remain different.
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:01

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Adam in London

Danial in Washington

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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:05

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But there is nothing wrong with "Aisha" in Mexico city, it just happens to also be a Spanish name.

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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:06
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We aren't the ones who are differnt :) The non Muslim's are.
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:09
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You put Aisha under South America, whereas I would put it under strategy 1.

Aisha is also a Sikh name. But that doesn't stop us from keeping it, it is afterall our mothers name!
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:10

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Aisha in Mexico City is a strategy...Aisha in a Muslim place like "London" is no big deal.

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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:12

What is wrong with "Amar" in India or "Seema" for girls in India? I know that we all agree that this is not "Haram"...

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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:18
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I don't have a problem with that. If Muhammad becomes popular in the Vatican, it wouldn't stop me from keeping it. If Muhammad was the number one athiest name or non Muslim fashion name, it wouldn't stop me.

We could name our children with any Muslim name, it's the upbringing and enviroment that will determine their future.
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:21

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So you are saying that it should be:

  1. Muhammad Mutazallazaluz-Zaman Abdur-Rahmaan Ubaydullah Khan
  2. Muhammad Murasaleenur-Rahmaan Abdur-Rahmaan Ubaydullah Khan

In Finland?


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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:30
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No, I'm not saying that. You are assuming that or suggesting that upon me :)

Are you planing on moving to Finland? :)

Personally, I prefer Muhammad on it's own anyway.
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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 7th February 2019 16:32

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2 boys each Muhammad :P

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