Just wondering if you can name a child who is a muslim with a non-islamic name? Is that allowed, as there are a number of converts to islam who still have their first names and haven't changed them, but what is the case for new baby's?

asked 4017 Ash786's gravatar image

Salam

Many Muslim reverts have their first name changed to Islamic name and their second name is still the same.

Islamweb.net not mine, Fatwa

Giving non-Muslim names to children, such as John, Joseph, George or the like, coupled with Muslim names, is not free of violations of Islamic rules. Indeed, giving the Muslim a name which is exclusive to the disbelievers is imitating them, and imitating the disbelievers in their distinctive matters is prohibited. The Prophet , said: "Whoever imitates a people belongs to them." [Ahmad and Abu Daawood] Moreover, non-Muslim names may lead the child to admire the morals of the disbelievers and thus adopt them. It is known that names often have a great impact on their bearers.

Truly, there is no benefit for the Muslim to give his children non-Muslim names, and the one who does so is like the people whom Allaah The Almighty described Saying (what means): {Would you exchange what is better for what is less?}[Quran 2:61] So, you should be careful. Allaah Knows best.

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answered 87218 TeenMuslim's gravatar image

I'm not muslim (my husband is) so I can comment if it's allow or not but I can give a suggestion.There are a lot names with beautiful meanings that are commom to Christians and Muslims and you can go for one of them :Fatima,Ishmael,Aaron,Maryam...

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answered 4411142 UnknownUser's gravatar image

Salam

In eyes of Islam, are those names

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answered 87218 TeenMuslim's gravatar image
edited Aug 11 '12 at 20:09

Yes you can.

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