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Are there Limits to Naming my Pets?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalamu Alaikum

I just got a cat and wanted to name her Mu’izza, because I read somewhere that that was the name of the Prophet’s favorite cat. Are there limitations in naming animals?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

In general, you can name your pet as you wish.

However, avoid doing so using the names of the Prophets and the Companions.

See: Is It From the Sunnah to Name One’s Pets?

And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.

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