Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 24915
Asked Country: United Arab Emirates

Answered Date: Sep 10,2013

Title: Can I keep my daughter's name Ajwa Omar?

Question

Can i keep  my daughter name as "AJWA OMAR " as my name is omarfarook. kindly please give me your suggetion as i heard that we were called by our names in qyamath day. 

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

Nabi (salallāhu ‘alayhiwasallam) said regarding the keeping of good names: “Indeed you shall be called on the day of Qiyaamah with your names and the names of your fathers, so give good names to yourselves”.[1]

 

It is advisable for one to keep names of the Anbiyaa, Sahabah, Taabi’een and pious predecessors.

 

The word “Ajwa” is an Arabic word which refers to a specific type of Dates grown in MadeenahMunawarrah.[2] It is permissible to keep the name “Ajwa Omar”.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ismail Desai,
Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]Abu Dawood, 4948. Ahmed, 5/194

 

الاصل جواز التسمية باي اسم الا بما ورد النهي عنه مما سياتي.331/11.الموسوعة الفقهية الكويتية.ادارة الشؤن الاسلامية بكويت.

 

قال الجوهري: العجوة ضرب من اجود التمر بالمدينة (لسان العرب، ج 6، ص 115)[2]

DISCLAIMER - AskImam.org questions
AskImam.org answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.askimam.org for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Askimam.org bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • AskImam.org bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of AskImam.org.
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.