Keeping the name “Imaam Husain”

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Q: I wanted to know if it is permissible for someone to name his son with the title and name Imaam Husain? This person also had his Sheikh name the child where the mother also did not have a say in choosing the name for her baby boy. Could this somehow be related to Shiasm?


A: You should rather just keep the name Husain.

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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