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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Calling one’s mother mama or mom

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Q: Can a Muslim baby call her mother mama or mom? Is there any sin if the baby calls the mother mom or mama? A: It is permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Keeping the name Mirha Fatima

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Q: My brother is blessed with baby girl. We want to name her Mirha Fatima. Please tell us the meaning of Mirha and if it is suitable? A: We are not acquainted with this word. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Keeping the name Abdul Hadi

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Q: I choose the name Abdul Hadi for my baby boy. Is this name good for him?  A: Yes, it is a good name. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Keeping the names of angels

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Q: Can we name a baby boy Mikaeel? A: It is makrooh (undesirable) to keep the names of angels. The Hadith has discouraged keeping the names of malaaikah (angels) for one’s children. Similarly, Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had expressed disapproval when he had heard someone keeping the names of malaaikah (angels). Hence, it is better… read more »

Keeping the name Mateen for a baby boy

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Q: I would like to ask if it is allowed in Islam to name a baby boy Mateen as it’s one of Allah Ta’ala’s names. A: It is permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Desire to give birth to a baby girl

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Q: I have two sons alhamdulillah, and expecting a 3rd. Is there any amal for me to perform to increase the chances of having a girl/daughter? A: If you desire to have a daughter, then you may make dua to Allah Ta’ala to grant you a daughter. However, if Allah Ta’ala grants you another son, then… read more »

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