Names for boys

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Q: Are the following boys names allowed in Islam and what do they mean, do they need to be changed if not allowed?

1. Muhammad Mustafa

2. Aayan


A: Muhammad Mustafa is a good name. We do not know of the name Aayan.

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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