Q: I named my son Mikail. He is now 1 month and 9 days old mashallah. I am confused regarding the name Mikail as people say it is not right to name a child with angel names. I see that there are also people named as Malik (also an angel). I have registered my son as mikail already. I need clarification if I can or cannot maintain the name Mikail (many ways of writing the name also I found but all stand for the same angel). Please help.
A: It is disliked to keep the names of the malaaikah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)