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Best Names to Name a Child

Question: What are the best names to name a child?

Answer: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace said), ‘Indeed, the most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah and Abdurrahman’ (Muslim).

He also said, ‘Name [children] after the prophets. The most beloved names to Allah are Abdullah [the Slave of Allah] and Abdurrahman [the Salve of the Most Merciful]; the truest of them are Harith [The Ploughman] and Hammam [the Resolute]; the ugliest are Harb [War] and Murra [Bitter] (Abu Dawud and others).

Based on the hadiths above the best names are Abdullah, then Abdurrahman, then Muhammad, and then the names of the prophets (Bushra al-Karim, Bashin).

In light of this, it seems to me that the best name on the list provided is Muhammad Ahmad Saim because it has two names that refer to the best of prophets (Allah bless him and give him peace): Muhammad and Ahmad. And Allah knows best.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

This answer was collected from Seekersguidance.org. It’s an online learning platform overseen by Sheikh Faraz Rabbani. All courses are free. They also have in-person classes in Canada.

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