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Muslim Baby Names

Muslim Baby Names

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Muslim Baby Names:
Welcome to Muslim baby names dot net. Our web site has a huge quantity of Muslim and Islamic names with meanings. Baby name given to a child is his orher first gift in life. Therefore, great care must be taken in choosing baby namesthat have pleasant and beautiful meanings just like our Prophet (pbuh) did.According to a Hadith a child must be named promptly on birth. The baby nameshould be meaningful. 'You will be called by your name on the day of judgment'this is another reason why it is important to chose a baby name with goodmeaning. The prophet (pbuh) was very particular about it. The Prophet hassuggested names of the Prophets or Abdullah and Abdur Rahman. He has said,"Keep the names of the noble Prophets, Allah loves most the names Abdullahand Abdur Rahman. The most truthful names are Harith and Humam, while themost disliked are Harb and Murrah (war and bitter)."Psychologists now apprehend the wisdom of the effect a person’s name has onhis life. But Muhammad
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
had revealed this fact tohis followers already 1400 years ago. His teaching to his followers was thatchildren should be given good names, and that meaningless names and thosehaving unsavory connotations should be avoided. Subsequently, we find manyincidents mentioned in the Hadith where Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
changed the names of people with this object.Another aspect of a person’s name is that it bespeaks a person’s religion.Hence the name of a Muslim is usually of such a nature that by the meremention of it, the listener understands that the person so addressed, is aMuslim. It is for this reason that our elders laid great emphasis on keeping goodand pleasant names.But since the widespread of Western culture throughout the world, it hasbecome customary amongst Muslims not to take into congnisance the meaningof the name when naming a child. Many do not even bother to ascertainwhether it is permissible for one to keep such a name or not. Often, even if thename is correct and suitable, then by way of abbreviating it, its Islamicconnotation is distorted. In fact, at times it even becomes unlawful to addressone Rahmaan; Abdur-Razzaaq, Razzaqq and Wahhaab are the exclusiveepithets of Allah Ta’ala. To address any creation, by such a name, is thereunlawful.-Muslim Baby Boy Names-Muslim Baby Girl Names-Muslim Historical Names-Allah's Names-Names of the Prophet (pbuh)
 
Muslim Boy Names:
The barakah of naming a child after the beloved name oRasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam):
Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
said: “Whoever is named afterme with the hope of being blessed, he will be blessed and will be in peacetill the Day of 
Qiyaamah
.” He also said: “To whomever is born a boy and he names him
Muhammad 
solely for the love of me and for the blessings of my name, then both he(the father) and his son will enter Jannah.” 
The importance of keeping good names:
HADEETH: “On the Day of Qiyamah you will be called by your (own)names and the names of your fathers. Therefore keep good names.” –Abu Dawood.HADEETH: “To whomever is born a child, the child should be given a goodname and sound eduction. And when he becomes of age he should bemarried.” It was Rasoolullah’s
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
practice to enquire thenames of persons and villages. If they were pleasant, it became apparenton his face. If not, his displeasure could be seen.Once Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
called for a volunteer tomilk a camel. Four persons volunteered: he refused to accept the servicesof the first three because their names did not imply pleasantness. Thenames of the first two were
Murra
(bitter) while
 Jamrah
(burning coal)was the name of the third person. When the fourth said his name si
Yaeesh
(love live) Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
said to him: “Milk her.” 
Undesirable names should be changed:
Aaishah (RA) reports that Rasool
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
used tochange displeasing names replacing them with good names.Abdullah bin Umar (RA) relates that one of his sisters was names
 Aasiyuah
(disobedient). Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
changedit to
 Jameelah
(beautiful).Zainab (RA) says that I had been named
Birrah
(pious). Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
said: “Do not claim piety for Allah knowsbest who amongst you are pious. Name her
Zainab!” 
 
Names may influence the lives of people:
Saeed ibne Musaiyib (RA) relates from his father that his grand fatherwent to Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
and was asked: “What isyour name?” He replied: “
Hazn
” (sorrow). Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
said: “You are
Sahl 
.” (contended). He replied: “I will notchange the name my father had given me.” The narrator says thatthereafter sorrow continually remained with them.
Keep away from names implying shirk:
As Muslims, we should always obstain from keeping names implying anyelements of Shirk, like adjoining the word ‘
 Abd 
’ (servant) to names orepithets other that those of Allah Ta’ala.Rasoolullah
(Sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam)
also forbade keeping pompousand self-glorifying names, for this reveals arrogance and haughtiness-human elements most abhorred by Allah Ta’ala.
Be proud of your identity and faith:
Muslims should always be proud of their identity and faith. Nowadays, toconceal his identity, it is common practice for a person to ‘westernize’ hisname, like substituting Yoosuf with oe or Joseph, Sulaimaan with Solly orSully, Faatimah with Fatli, Sumayyah with Summi etc. Efforts to distortsuch beautiful names meely reveal an un-Islamic and sacreligiousattitude.
Muslim Girl Names:
We have a large amount of Muslim baby girl names with meanings. Pleasebrowse the namesby navigation bar given above.It is the infant’s vested right to be honoured with a good name. When choosinga name forthe child, it should be done with the intention that the child will be blessed withthe
barakah
of that name.
Muslim Historical Names:
 
 
 
 

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