Can You Name Your Son After an Angel

Muiz Bukhary


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Today, we are addressing an interesting question. Is it permissible to name your sons after angels in Islam?

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This question has intrigued many. So let us examine it closely. Inshallah della, I'd like to start off by talking about the importance of names within our deen in Islam. Names USMA are far more than just labels or identifiers. They carry profound significance and are often laden with dua laden with hopes and prayers. Names can reflect one's identity, one's character, and spiritual aspirations as well. In fact, when you choose a name imbued with positive meanings, it serves as an ongoing dua

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DUA and ongoing supplication for the person being called being named. Now, this is the reason Islam places great emphasis on selecting names that carry good meanings, positive meanings, virtuous meanings, noble meanings, for example, let's say you name someone saw Allah

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which means pious person righteous person. So each and every time the person named sila is called silence. It is akin to a dua for that person, silence, silence, each time you call that person, righteous person, righteous person or righteous individual, it can transform itself into a dua for that individual. Now with regards to the melodica, with regard to the angels, we know through the Quran and through the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have certain distinct angels, angels with distinct roles. For example, Archangel Gabriel Jabril Alice letter Salam, we know that he is amenable why he is the messenger to prophets, Allah hemos salat wa salam, we know of

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the angel mica ill who is associated with risk with sustenance with rain, he is in charge of the rains. And then we have the angel is Raphael who is entrusted with the responsibility of blowing the trumpet to signify the start of Judgment Day doomsday. And then you also have molecule melt who is the angel in charge of extracting souls. Now, I obviously don't think anybody would want to name the sun after molecule mode after the Angel of Death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all with good endings, Amin. Now I'd like to quickly mention the scholarly views that are out there in regards to this subject, we do have at least two schools of thought, Okay. And this diversity of views My dear

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brothers and sisters, I must establish this this difference of opinion.

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It reflects the richness and diversity of facts of Islamic jurisprudence. So, you have on one hand scholars, especially those following stricter interpretations, they caution against naming suns after angels. Now, their primary concern is the potential for equating human beings Okay, to that of celestial beings, they see that as problematic. So, basically, in simple words, what they see as problematic is a human being being compared to an angel or a human being elevated to the rank of an angel. So this is what they see as problematic. On the other hand, you have many scholars, and this is what I gravitate towards, who argue that there is no explicit prohibition, there is no explicit

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prohibition, there is no textual evidence because as believers

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we fall back onto the Quran, we fall back onto the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa alayhi wasallam. So they say that there is no textual evidence, no explicit prohibition against this practice in either the Quran or the authentic hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam. And you have to understand that Islamic jurisprudence often operates on the principle of permissibility until proven otherwise. So matters are generally considered permissible until

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proven otherwise through textual evidence ie through the Quran or the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, and some even note that naming after virtuous beings, like angels could actually inspire good character, it could inspire piety. May Allah subhanho wa Taala turned our hearts towards him, I mean, and now again, if you look at the evidences, okay, supporting permissibility like I said earlier on in Islamic jurisprudence, the principle of permissibility until proven otherwise, holds sway. Now, if you turn to the Quran, if you turn to the Hadith, there is no explicit Sahai. In other words, authentic prohibition against naming children after angels. So

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this also lends weight to the argument for permissibility. Now given the responsibility of knowledge, the Amana of knowledge I have to mention that there are a few weak narrations, that caution against the practice. For example, we have the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam led to some Mao B USMA be Ismail Malaika. Do not name yourselves with the names of the angels. Now this narration exists but the authenticity of the narration is argued, notably Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah, He questions the reliability of the chain of narrators with regards to this hadith, rendering the Hadith, a virus or hay, rendering the Hadith as being an authentic So with

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regard to the if a hadith we don't extract rulings from the ephah Hadith that is the principle within the scholars of Hadith. We don't extract rulings we don't extract commandments or prohibitions from the IEF from Greek, a hadith, rather weak Hadith are not completely dismissed, they are used for the sake of virtue to promote good deeds and to mention virtue, but rulings are not extracted, and this is something that is established.

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So again, we do have critics who argue that this practice could again like I said, at the beginning of the video, elevate the human beings status to that of angels. However, we must remember that names serve more as symbolic gestures, or aspirations and naming after virtuous beings like angels could definitely inspire a person towards good character. Let's say you named someone you named your son Gibreel. Okay, so this inspires good character you've named your son Mikael, and interestingly Jabril and mica is these two names. Gibreel means Abdullah jibber means Abdon L means ALLAH. So Gibreel means Abdullah and Mika, it also means Abdullah, so in other words, you name your children,

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slave of Allah or servant of Allah. So this is the meaning so the meaning is very good Alhamdulillah. In summary, I'd like to conclude with this naming sons after angels is generally considered permissible, especially given the principle of permissibility until proven otherwise in Islamic jurisprudence and fic. However, if you are uncomfortable, if you are uncertain, or if this practice doesn't sit well with your heart, you are free to opt for the more cautious view that discourages it to be on the safe side. But I conclude by saying I gravitate to the view of permissibility wala who are LM have been solid, Allah knows best design from the head for watching

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the video. Do like the video and share it around so that you know we spread knowledge amongst ourselves and that we shine on the rewards in sha Allah, Allah Allah? May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us to what pleases Him and may He grant us wisdom in all of our choices as we come across different crossroads in life. I mean, if you haven't subscribed to this channel, you know go ahead and subscribe so that you're notified knows when a video goes live goes up in shallow Taylor. Until next time, this is Maurice Buhari, signing off for salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh