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Can we use Jews names?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I want to know the meaning of Zohaan or Zohan. I heard this name in a movie, the carrying this name was a Jew in the movie. Can I put this name to my nephew?
My other question is that I am suffering from urinary track infection all the time I have doubt about leaking urine, so in this situation how can I offer salah. Kindly show me the right path.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1058/B-227/TB=1434)

(1) We could not find this word in any Urdu, Persian and Arabic dictionary. We don’t know what its origin is and what it means. It is astonishing that you are choosing a Jewish name for your bhatija and that too of a Jew who works in films. Why did it not come into your mind to name him after any Prophet, Sahabi, or Wali or pious person? Astaghfirullah!
(2) If you have doubt of urine drops while offering salah then you should not break your salah rather complete the salah and then you should see in bathroom, if you find the traces of drops you wash it and make new wudhu and reoffer the salah. In case you do not find anything pay thanks to Allah. After cleaning yourself from urination, you should put cotton in the urination hole by any thin stick; it shall prevent urine drops to come out. Thus you may offer salah easily.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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