// Allah's names
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« on: Mar 09, 2009 04:55 PM »


My question is that there are some God's names with which we have to attach "abdul" when naming a child. Like "Abdulrehman". But there are other names which are not that way. Like "Ali". How do we know the difference? Also can one name their child "Rafay" without the "Abdul"? 

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Anonymous
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2009 12:17 PM »

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salam wa alikum

as far as naming children is concerned, one shold stick to conventional names such as abdur rehman, abdul llah,
abdul kareem etc

ali- comes from name of prophet's daughter fatima's husband

so no it's not one of god's names.........other names of allah like al-hasibu, al -hakmu, al- barru, al -baqi .......etc cannot be considered for naming children

and a name that sound good, is easlity remembered , n not strange should be choosen

although it's your choise
n people are know to name children by the letter of quran like TA-HA
keep good names, for the prophet saw said that we will be called by our names on the day of judgement

god knows best
Anonymous
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2009 12:04 PM »

Abd means servant/slave/worshipper

Al means 'of the'

and the name you hear after that is usually one of the names of God

for example: Abd Al Rahman = Abdulrahman = (Servant of the Most Merciful)

It's preferable to use the Abdul with the names of God even though sometimes it's not done.

Other names like Ali or Muhammad are famous companions/people which are nice names too.

Other names are descriptions of some good quality (sajid = the one who makes sajdah, akhlaque =good conduct) or something mentioned in the Quran (sundus = green brocade, bushra= good news)

There are some Muslim baby name books out there that have the meanings, so check those out iA Smiley
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