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    Question ID: 3452Country: United Kingdom

    Title: My wife is expecting. She would be delivering in a few days. I have heard that if a person makes niyat that he would name the newborn as Muhammad, then he would be gifted with a son. I had decided in my mind that Insha Allah I would name my first born "Muhammad Imdadullah", with due to respect to the prophet SAS and love for the saint Haji Imdadullah Makki (RAH). But on consulting an aalim, he has said that the name is a mismatch. I'm in a predicament, whether I can add Haji sahab's name to the name Muhammad or not? Please guide me.

    Question: As Salaamu Alaikum. My wife is expecting. She would be delivering in a few days. I have heard that if a person makes niyat that he would name the newborn as Muhammad, then he would be gifted with a son. I had decided in my mind that Insha Allah I would name my first born "Muhammad Imdadullah", with due to respect to the prophet SAS and love for the saint Haji Imdadullah Makki (RAH). But on consulting an aalim, he has said that the name is a mismatch. I'm in a predicament, whether I can add Haji sahab's name to the name Muhammad or not? Please guide me.

    Answer ID: 3452

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 256/252=L)

     

    It is right to name a child as ?Muhammad Imdadullah?. ?Muhammad? is prefixed for barakah (blessing), it is not mismatch. As far as making intention of naming newborn baby with ?Muhammad? is concerned it is not proved by any Quran and Hadith, it might be experience of any pious person; therefore it is not a established reason.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India