Keeping the name “Wahdaan”

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Q: I was looking up names for my newborn baby boy and came across the name Wahdaan (meaning shows up as peerless, unique and singular). One of our good friends suggested that names like Ahad, Wahid, Wahdaan should not be kept for babies as only Allah Ta’ala is deserving of those names and humans should not be named with such names. Should I go ahead with the name Wahdaan or do you advise against it? Your help and clarification would be really appreciated.


A: Rather keep the names Uthmaan or Salmaan.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


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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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