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Using Terms as Colloquial Expressions

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked of using noble terms as colloquial expressions of approval or praise in a metaphorical sense is permissible.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it wrong to refer to things of this world as “heaven/heavenly/paradise”? For example, “This cake is heavenly” or, “My home is my paradise.” […]

Are There Any Rules of Taking an Agnomen (kunya)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatoh, How do kunyas (e.g. Abu Muhammad) work in Islam? Is it religious or cultural practice for one to change their kunya if they have a daughter, then later have a son? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this […]

Is It Permissible to Name One’s Daughter Barakah?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Is it permissible to name one’s daughter Barakah?  This was one of the names of the caretaker’s of Rasulullah pbuh, however I came across this hadith. Hadith – Muslim 5559, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah: “Allah’s Messenger  wanted to prohibit [his followers] from naming persons as Ya’la (Elevated), Barakah […]