Category: Miscellaneous
Fatwa#: 36992
Asked Country: Bangladesh

Answered Date: Oct 19,2016

Title: What is the correct word for syed or syeed or sayeed?


what is correct word for syed or syeed or sayeed? our cast syed and  my name is syed mohammed kamal uddin  i am expective inshallah baby boy so can I keep his name syed raihan bin kamal or syed  raihan ibn kamal?


zajakumullar khaier


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The correct word is Sayyid. A Sayyid is a title that denotes being a descendant of Rasulullah ﷺ. You may keep his name Sayyid Raihan Bin Kamal.[1]

We make dua that Allah grant you a healthy offspring. Ameen.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Sayyid Haneef

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, U.S.A 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



Sayyid (also spelled Syed, Seyd, Sayed, Sayyad, Sayyed, Saiyid, Seyed, Said and Seyyed) (pronounced [səj.jɪd], Arabic: سيد‎‎; meaning Mister) (plural Sadah Arabic: سادة‎‎, Sāda(h), also spelled Sadat) is an honorific title denoting males accepted as descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali, sons of Muhammad's daughter Fatimah and his son-in-law Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib)

المعجم المفصل في النحو العربي (1/48)

-ابن- و هو لفظ اذا وقع بين علمين الثاني منهما ابو الأول تحذف ألفه اللتي تسمّى همزة الوصل‘ كقول الشاعر: يا أبجر بن أبجر يا انتا....انت الذي طلقت عام جعتا....فكلمة "بن" حذفت همزتها لأنها وقعت بين علمين

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