Q: In our family, when a child is born the first letter of his name is found out according to the time and date of his birth. 2,3 letters are recommended and then the name is kept starting with any one of those letters. This all is done by an Aalim. Is this practice correct?
A: This has no basis.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)