One of the most important events after the birth of a child is his naming. Parents think about this long before the baby is born. The Muslim religion has its own rules and traditions for conducting this ceremony.
It is necessary
- - hadiths;
- - a list of Muslim names.
First, choose a time for the naming rite. According to Muslim tradition, there are two good points for this. Some give the name immediately the day the baby is born. Probably, such a tradition appeared after the statement of the Messenger of Allah: "I had a boy tonight, and I named him Ibrahim." Another tradition advises giving the name on the seventh day after the baby is born. Its origins lie in the guidance of the Prophet, which says that on the seventh day a child is shaved and given a name.
Decide with the family who will name the baby. Traditionally, this is done by the parents of the baby. But this right can be transferred to some other family member or to another person. If the name is chosen by the parents, but they have not come to an agreement, then the priority right remains with the child's father. Also, the father, if desired, can allow the mother to make a decision.
Choose a name that your child will wear for their entire life. It can start with "Abd" which means "slave". It shows that the child belongs to the slaves of Allah. You can name the baby by the name of any Messenger of Allah or one of the Prophets (for example, Ibrahim, Muslim).
Study the hadiths to know exactly the full list of names that you should not give your child and which of them are prohibited by Sharia law. You cannot choose names that are rejected by the Shariah. These are the names of tyrants, infidels. The name should not indicate that its owner is not a servant of Allah.
Perform the naming rite. This is easy enough. The one who gives the name must say "His name will be …" or "Call him …". The second option is suitable if the parents have given someone their right to name the child.