Keeping the Prophet (SAW)’s Name (Hadith No. 110)


Hadith no. 107, 108, 109 are repeated. Read it here.

In Pakistan, every other boy’s name starts with Muhammad. If one’s name is Jamal, for example, he’ll be called ‘Muhammad Jamal’. :)
But in some countries, keeping this name isn’t appreciated. These people think it’s dis-respectable to the Prophet (SAW). No one should be named after him.
Who’s right and who’s wrong? Let’s see what the Prophet (SAW) said about it himself..

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 110:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Name yourselves with my name (use my name) but do not name yourselves with my Kunya name (i.e. Abu-l Qasim). And whoever sees me in a dream then surely he has seen me for Satan cannot impersonate me. And whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally), then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.”

So you may keep his name. But using his kunya name (Abul Qasim) isn’t allowed.

And if you see the Prophet (SAW) in your dream, you see the real him. So go on trying to dream about him! ;)


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Posted on December 26, 2010, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. i actually have a question here.. i got one txt msg related to companions of Prophet Muhammad((P.B.U.H)
    “Main Ilm Ka Shehar Hon, ABU BAKAR (R.A) Us Shehar Ki Bunyad Hain,Aur UMER (R.A) Us Ki Deewar Hain Aur Usman (R.A) Us Ki Chhat Hain Aur Ali (R.A) Us Ka Darwaza Hain”
    (Sahi Al-Bukhari Nazhat-ul-Majalis,Vol:2,Page:214)


  2. dear all, hope you are all fine, am also searching all over for the above hadith, but i am unable to find the right one. please if some one help with it with the references and narrator as well.

    i will be thankful ….

    thank you

  3. Okay, I did some research on this, this hadith is not in sahih bukhari but rather in the “sharh sahih bukhari” by “Ibn Abi Hamza”
    There is no bab in Sahih Bukhari named “Nuzhat al majalis”. It is actually the name of a book written by “Al Safoory” (died 894 h).
    Al Safoory mentioned this hadith in his book and has given the reference of sharh sahih bukhari by ibn abi hamza.
    so it appears that things got a little mixed up but alhumdulillah I hope it is clear now :)
    I suggest you check out this awesome book “Muzhat Al Majalis” by Al Safoory, it has a lot of ahadith regarding this subject, but the complete chain of narrations is not given, so if you’re looking for that, better look elswhere.

  4. *Nuzhat Al Majalis

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