It is said that a child will take after the person after whom he was named. Give the child a good name and the child will pick up good qualities; give him a bad name and you'll get the opposite. It is for this reason that the `Ulamaa have stated that Muslims should name their children after the Ambiyaa and the Sahaabah, so that the children can In Shaa Allaah obtain at least some of the noble qualities of the one he was named after. I had the fortune of being named after the legendary Sahaabi, Hadhrat Huzaifah ibn al-Yamaan Ø±Ø¶ÙŠ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ø¹Ù†Ù‡, who was titled "The Keeper of Secrets". I feel it is a duty upon me to write a little about his life and his noble qualities. A Kitaab (in Arabic) has been written on the life of Hadhrat Huzaifah ibn al-Yamaan Ø±Ø¶ÙŠ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ø¹Ù†Ù‡ by Shaykh Ibraaheem ibn Muhammad al-`Ali al-Atrash al-Janeeni (b. 1,377 A.H.) . What I will do is to translate relevant passages from this Kitaab into English and post it in this thread, which I dedicate to my namesake.
The original Arabic Kitaab of Shaykh Ibraaheem al-`Ali al-Janeeni is called: ØØ°ÙŠÙØ© Ø¨Ù† Ø§Ù„ÙŠÙ…Ø§Ù† Ø£Ù…ÙŠÙ† Ø³Ø± Ø±Ø³ÙˆÙ„ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ ØµÙ„Ù‰ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ø¹Ù„ÙŠÙ‡ ÙˆØ³Ù„Ù… "Huzaifah ibn al-Yamaan: The Secret-Keeper of Rasoolullaah ØµÙ„Ù‰ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ù‡ Ø¹Ù„ÙŠÙ‡ ÙˆØ³Ù„Ù…".
May Allaah Ta`aalaa make it a means of benefit, both to myself and to those who read it, Aameen.