Islam/issue between husband/wife to give name of child
QUESTION: A.O.Alaykum wa Rahmatullah,
Today I thought to seek help from Islamic scholar / Aalim via internet.
Alhamdulillah I have 3month old Son, and chosen name for him on his 7th day of birth as Mohammed Ziyad Khan (I have been told that Ziyad name belongs to Sahaba-e-Badar. but my wife is not happy with this name and saying this name has some bad history related to Karbala..Now this issue become daily and on going issue ..and disturbing our marital life.. Some one from her relative who claims having sound knowledge of Arabic and suggest name Habeer, who made this name with his expertise from (Habbr) Aalim...while I have checked this name I have been told that Habbr can not be make as Habeer as mentioned. so I have stick on my suggested name as Ziyad. with related to Badr-i-Sahaba.
To resolve this on going issue, I like to have following answer with good reference from Quran n hadees as well as Arabic expertise and its Urdu meaning if possible.
1. How is the Muslim Name - Ziyad?
2. What is the actual meaning n Mafhoom of Ziyad - English or Urdu ?
3. Is Habeer name exist in Muslim boy name?
4. Can Habbr (Aalim) can be re-name with Habeer?
I am very much look forward to have detailed answer which will help us to give logical conclusion to our on-going issue and to resolve day to day increasing tension to our daily marital life.
Wa-Salaam n Jazak-Allah o khayran.
Father of Mohammed Ziyad Khan
ANSWER: Peace to you!
Thanks for your message. As clearly mentioned in my description, I am a follower of Jesus and my expertise is ONLY in answering questions Muslims have regarding Jesus, the Injeel, Zabur, Torah, how to get forgiveness, or the perspective of followers of Jesus on questions Muslims ask.
The reason for me being in the Islam section is that Muslims usually learn about Christianity from Muslims. That is bad academic scholarship and leads to great misunderstandings. If you have a question about an illness you go to a medical doctor not to someone who has a PhD in computing. Similarly, if you have a question about Christianity you must go to a follower of Jesus not to a Muslim. I am here to conveniently offer the removal of misunderstandings.
Of course this truth works the other way as well. A follower of Jesus needs to learn from Muslims about their faith too. May I therefore ask you a few questions, some of them are rethorical:
Why do you wash the way you do? To remove najis, inpuritiy.
What is the most najis thing of all? Touching pork.
Is there anything filthier to God than that? Idolatry.
Where does idolatry take place? In the heart.
So you can clean the body vigorously but how do you clean the heart? By repentance and asking forgiveness.
You can't just repent of touching the pork, you must also wash.
How is repentance able to cleanse the heart of idolatry, but not the hands of pork, seeing that idolatry is filthier than pork?? Please answer that one for me.
I hope you do not mind if I ask you some more questions:
Do you pray 5 times a day?
What else do you do so you will possibly go to heaven?
How many Sharia laws are there and how many of them do you obey well?
If you can not obey all of them, why would Allah requiere of you more than you can do?
Do you know whether you will be going to heaven?
Would you like to know the answer to the question of how we can get to heaven from the perspective of the Torah and the Injeel?
Alternatively, if you wish to learn more about the main message of the Holy Bible, I do offer an e-mail correspondence course on it. The first lesson explores what the Quran says about the Torah and Injeel and whether they are still reliable. Would you like to do this study?
Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further help in any of the above.
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QUESTION: Dear Abraham, first of all I like to mention that English is not my first language, hence you may get my follow-up Q&A with grammatical mistake e.t.c. but I will try my best to write all my feelings on your reply.
1- It is definitely my miss-understanding while trying search Islamic scholar on Internet and somehow found this site and put my question with believing that I am asking to an Islamic scholar.
2- why u think that I as Muslim asking personal and purely related to Islamic history n cultural question to YOU as non-Muslim?
3-If I would be a scholar and I have been ask these kind of question, I could very much re-forward this question to an Islamic Scholar (relative person) for better guidance and proper answer to the question, instead of asking so many questions in reply to the question!!!
Since I am not scholar nor a good Muslim who does complete practices according to Quran and Sunnah..however I will like to respond your question what I understand, that there is nothing that Allah require from us, one can not do every thing, Allah send Quran as well as messenger who perform and act according to Quran and given us example how to live. and if you look around you will find many many Muslims who are doing all as per the instructions and guidance from Allah. Yes I believe there is vast difference between Islam n Muslims, it does not mean that Islam has some problem, but problems with Muslims like me.
You should ask all your questions to the reliable, well known Islamic scholar and you will definitely get respective and logical answers.
Hope, you will remove my original question from your web-site as it was purely post by mistake, if not than ensure to include my this answer as well.
Thanks and keep well.
Keep search your all answers from Islamic scholar.
Peace to you!
Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I cannot remove questions from this forum since it is not mine.
I think we need more than somebody showing us how to live. We need the power to actually live it out. That is what repentance and faith in Jesus does.
Wishing you a joyful New Year.