Baseless practice

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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