Q: I would like to change my name. My date of birth is the [1st May 2000] and I would like to know suitable names for me?
A: Muhammad, Abu Bakr, Umar are good names.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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- We are expecting a baby in next couple of weeks and we have selected a few baby boy and girls names. Boy names: Arman, Adnan, Asim. Girl names: Asfiya, Lubna, Farah. Please let me know the meaning of these names, correct spelling and also suggest which is the best one. Also please share some best names that starts from A and S.
- I named my twin boys (just born) as Muzayyan and Mazeen. When I ask about these names to imam, he is not interested in these names because he said the meaning of both the names is decorated and the meaning “decorated” may come under Makrooh category which is better to be avoided. He asked me to keep some other good names. I too know we should see halal, haram, makrooh in our doings but while selecting the names whether we have to see such criteria? Also I want to know whether the meaning decorated should fall under makrooh category and whether names having these types of meaning be kept or not or to avoid? Please suggest me about this. If the name meaning falls under makrooh category and an avoidable meaning, please tell that too and suggest me with some other good names. I want only halal meaning.
- I want to know the details of two names; boy name Zain and girl name Reyanna. Are these good names from Islamic perspective. Should we keep these names of our children or change them?