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Assalam O Alhkum,

I am Muhammad Asghar Mughal from Saudia Arabia. I am pakistani. I want to ask name for my son by ISTAKHARA.

Son is born on english dated 22/05/2010

Islamic date  7

Day : Saturday

Time 12.30 pm night

Baby boy's mother's name : Shagufta

Please tell me my son name by help of istakhara few name as soon as possible I will wait for your reply.

Wael's Answer:

Wa alaykum as-salam brother Muhammad,

Congratulations on the birth of your son, and may Allah give him health, success, and guidance on the path of Islam and Imaan.

It seems you are asking for Istikhara based on the parents names and the baby's birth date. That is not the Islamic way of Istikhara. Making choices based on names and birth dates is astrology, and it is forbidden in Islam, as it is a form ofshirk (associating partners with Allah).

See this previous question and answer on this subject:

Istikhara for marriage based on birth dates and names

And also this one:

http://www.zawaj.com/askbilqis/when-will-she-be-married/

Also please see some of the articles listed at the top of this website to learn the proper way of Istikhara.

As far as choosing a name, as Mustapha commented below, you can choose any name that has a good meaning. Some examples would be the names of the Prophets; or any of the names of Allah with "Abd" (servant) in front, such as Abdullah, Abdur-Rahman, Abdur-Raheem, etc; or the names of the Sahabah; or any great figure from Islamic history; or the name of an elder relative of yours whom you admire and respect; or the name of someone who is important and dear to you; or a name whose meaning describes qualities that you would like your son to have.

For more about names in Islam, see this page on Zawaj.com:

Muslim Names: a Complete Guide

And Allah knows best.

If any readers have some additional advice for this questioner, I invite you to post your comments below.

(O Allah), Guide us to the straight path; The path of those whom you have favored; Not those with whom you are angry; Nor those who go astray.

Best regards,

Wael Abdelgawad
IslamicAnswers.com Editor

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  1. assalam alaykum brother,My advice to you will be that you have to just choose a nice name for your son,a name with good meaning and inshallah he will be a good son.I would suggest my name, Mustapha. But always pray for your son for Allah to bless him in this life and in the hereafter inshalla as dua is one of the most important gift a father can give to his son,so make it a routine to make dua for his to your last day and inshallah he will be a good son to you,his mom and everybody else inshallah.

  2. Wa alaykum as-salam brother Muhammad,

    It seems you are asking for Istikhara based on the parents names and the baby's birth date. That is not the Islamic way of Istikhara. Making choices based on names and birth dates is astrology, and it is forbidden in Islam, as it is a form of shirk (associating partners with Allah).

    See this previous question and answer on this subject:

    Istikhara for marriage based on birth dates and names

    And also this one:

    http://www.zawaj.com/askbilqis/when-will-she-be-married/

    Also please see some of the articles listed at the top of this website to learn the proper way of Istikhara.

    As far as choosing a name, as Mustapha commented you can choose any name that has a good meaning. Some examples would be the names of the Prophets; or any of the names of Allah with "Abd" (servant) in front, such as Abdullah, Abdur-Rahman, Abdur-Raheem, etc; or the names of the Sahabah; or any great figure from Islamic history; or the name of an elder relative of yours whom you admire and respect; or the name of someone who is important and dear to you; or a name whose meaning describes qualities that you would like your son to have.

    For more about names in Islam, see this page on Zawaj.com:

    Muslim Names: a Complete Guide

    Congratulations on the birth of your son, and may Allah give him health, success, and guidance on the path of Islam.

    Wael
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  3. i am rabia. i want to ask name for my baby gril by istakhara. baby is born on english dated 8 october 2010 time 12:30 night islamic date 28 sawaal baby mother's name rabia. father name mohammad naeem please tell me baby name b help of istakhara few name as soon as posssiable i will wait for your reply.

    • Rabia, I suggest that you and your husband choose a few names you like, pray istikhara yourselves, then make the final choice.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  4. my son name is Muhamad R***** P**** and his date of birth is **-**-2010. i just want to know that is this name is correct for him or if is not correct then what name or alphbet suit for him? Please reply as soon as possiable.

    • Brother,

      In Islam, there is no significance of date of birth or alphabet when naming someone. This is something practiced by people of the Hindu and Sikh faiths. When Muslims name their children, the main thing to do is to select a name with a good meaning or one that is the name of a good person like Umar(ra); or at the least make sure the name does not have a bad meaning and is not the name of someone known to have a bad character, like 'Hitler' or 'Firaoun'. There is a sequence to the first name and family name. But apart from that, there are really no complex rules. Please click on the link below for a guide to Naming in Islam.

      http://www.zawaj.com/muslim_names.html

      SisterZ
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  5. a.a dear,how r u? i am syed israr hussain from lahore pakistan. dear, for my 1st baby girl according to alphabets by one uncle say, seen and suaad i decided the name sabeen gillani for her.
    now i just wana know that is it right name for her or any better option of name is available for her.
    her date of birth is 12-02-2011 and her mother name is ayesha.
    waiting for ur right answer. and thanking u for anticipation
    regards and take care
    Syed Israr

    • Syed, giving a name has nothing to do with the mother's name and birth date. That comes from astrology and numerology and has nothing to do with Islam. Just choose a name that you feel is good and has a positive meaning, and be happy with it Insha'Allah. Sabeen means "morning breeze", which seems like quite a nice name.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  6. Brother,

    This practice of selecting a name is absolutely haraam, it is not from Islam. It is a hindu practice. You can choose any name you want for your child as long as it means nothing bad. Please see this article of the naming system in Islam: http://www.zawaj.com/muslim_names.html

    SisterZ
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  7. [Editor's note: Please submit your question (in English, preferably) as a new post for publication rather than as a comment on an existing post. That way it can be published and answered in turn, inshaAllah.]

  8. Assalamualaikam,my baby was born on 10 december 2011,i require names which good for her regarding health and prosperity.

    • razia, good names are good names, regardless of the birth date. Good names include the names of the Prophets, "servant of Allah" in all its variations - i.e. "Abd + name of Allah", the names of the Sahabah, Islamic heroes and scholars, etc.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  9. my son name is Muhammad Aayan. I want to know this name is good for muslims or not? As i read its meaning is the day of judgement in Quran

  10. 10/08/2015 female children plz name few

  11. Aslam o alikum
    My name is Shan Muhammad
    Date of birth my baby boy is
    22 November 2019 time 11 pm Friday
    Please suggest the right name for baby boy I 'll be highly thankful to you

    • Shan, the name is not based on the birthdate or time. That is bidah and is based on Hindu numerology. Instead just choose any good name from the Quran, the Prophets, the Sahabah, or any great Muslims of history.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswwrs.com Editor

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