Saturday, August 25, 2012

The virtue of good name in islam

The virtue of giving a good name for boys and girls 

Name in Arabic called isim. Isim meaning is 'address' (sign). Isim also be meaningful as samuu (something high). So isim (name) is the highest mark (striking) in person.
Because of the importance of a person's name, to the extent that the hadith experts when it finds there is a narrator whose hadith mubham (name unknown), they mendhoifkan hadith until it is clear who the narrator is. And from this case, we can conclude that the importance of a person's name.
In the religion of Islam, an obligation of parents to give a good name for their children, because it can take effect the person was named.

Because then, the Arabs say:
لكل مسمى من اسمه نصيب
"Everyone will be impacted by the name given to him."

This shows if the name of a person is good, then it would be a good influence, therefore, the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam states:  that the best name is' Abdullah. As the name suggests pure servitude to God.

Similarly, in some hadith, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam forbade to name a child with a bad name like 'Ashiyah’ (adulterous woman, with the letter 'ain and shod), Hazn (sad) and Zahm (narrow).

So in conclusion, the name was so influential in a person, Try to imagine if a child is given a name by Hazn (sadly), surely it would be someone who keeps it sad because given name. That urgency is important in giving a name for the baby.

The influence of a good boys and girls name:

1. One can find out how their parents. His parents can be seen from the child's name, whether it's her parents Salih, or a tholih (opposite of Salih). 

As the Arabs were saying,
من اسمك أعرف أباك
"From your name, I can know how your father."

2. From the good name, a person can spread the goodness. For example, if a person is given the name "Moses". From the this name, everyone who hears the name, can be considering the nature, and the noble morality of the Prophet Musa 'alaihis salam. Therefore, giving good name here, including the sunnah hasanah spread among the people.

Our point is, as mentioned in the hadith, 

 من سن فى الإسلام سنة حسنة فله أجرها وأجر من عمل بها

"Those who start doing good deeds in Islam, then he will get the reward, and reward those who imitate the act." (Narrated by Muslim no. 1017)

When a good time to give the boys and girls name?

We can see in the following hadiths.

1. Anas bin Malik, he said that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said,
ولد لى الليلة غلام فسميته باسم أبى إبراهيم
"Last night my son was born and I gave the name as my father is Abraham." (Narrated by Muslim no. 2315)

2. From Abu Musa, he said,
ولد لى غلام, فأتيت به النبى - صلى الله عليه وسلم - فسماه إبراهيم, فحنكه بتمرة, ودعا له بالبركة, ودفعه إلى, وكان أكبر ولد أبى موسى.

"My son was born, and then I took him to the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam. He gave the name of Ibrahim, he fed him with chewed dates, and pray for blessings, then handed it to me. "Ibrahim is the eldest son of Abu Musa." (Narrated by Bukhari no. 5467, 6198 and Muslim no. 2145)

3. From Samurah bin Jundub that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam said:

كل غلام رهينة بعقيقته تذبح عنه يوم سابعه ويحلق ويسمى

"Every child aqiqahnya spout with (the name), slaughtered a goat for him on his seventh day, his head shaved, and given a name." (Narrated by Abu Dawud no. 2838, An Nasai no. 4220, Ibn Majah zero. 3165, Ahmad 5/12. Shaykh Al-Albani said that this hadeeth saheeh)

From the above hadith of Abu Musa, Ibn Hajar rahimahullah said, "This hadeeth indicates that Abu Musa hasten to bring her newborn to the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam

This proposition shows that hasten the delivery of the baby name is better, and not have to wait for the name on the seventh day. "

Al-Bayhaqi said, "Hadiths that talk about the name on the baby in the birth more authentic than the hadeeth which indicates the name on the seventh day."

Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd Tasmiyatul Mawlud rahimahullah in his book says, "There is the sunnah of the Prophet shalllallahu 'alaihi wa sallam, that the naming was three times:

1. On the day of birth,
2. Until the third day of the birth,
3. On the seventh day of the birth

Hopefully this article on the virtue of giving a good name for a child can be useful for you. Thanks yours respectfully.

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