Question: Assalamu Alaikum,
Why was prophet Muhammed (pbuh) called Mustapha?
Answer: Assalamu Alaikum,
‘Mustapha’ in Arabic means ‘chosen’, and seeing that The Prophet (s.a.w) was the ‘chosen one’ as a Prophet, Messenger, the greatest and Seal of all Prophets, he is called by this name.
And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.
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