Islamic Names in English By Dr Imran Ashraf Usmani Free Download in PDF
Islamic Names book contains most beautiful and meaningful names for Muslim kids along with meaning in English language. This book was written by Muhammad Imran Ashraf Usmani.
To chose a suitable name for a child has always been a matter of interest for Muslim family. Whenever a child is born, parents search for a good name for his child. Islamic teachings have also encouraged the Muslims to select a meaningful and good name for their children. The Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has changed the names of several persons because they carried a bad sense.
The names are also a source of identity of one’s religion. Therefore, the Muslims have been naming their children after the Prophets, the Sahabah (Companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w) and the pious persons of the Islamic history. Their names have thus been reflecting their Islamic identity. Unfortunately, this aspect of our lives is being neglected by many Muslims who do not bother to pay any attention to the meaning or any other association attached to their names. In their eagerness to follow the modern trends, they some times select a name for their children which is totally meaningless or carries a bad meaning or has an un-Islamic background. For example, the female names like ‘Tahmina, Rubina, Nazli, have no meaning at all. The word Naaheed means a woman whose breasts are fully developed and it is a shame to call a woman with this name. Similarly, some Muslims girls are named as Naailah, which means calamity. Many boys are named as ‘Parvaiz’ while ‘Parvaiz’ was the name of a king of Persia who had torn the letter of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) into pieces. It is shameful for Muslim to name his child after such an enemy of Islam. It is also seen in some Arab countries that a person is named ‘Firaun’ which is the Arabic title of Pharaoh, the tyrant of Egypt who persecuted the followers of Sayyidna ‘Moosa’ (Moses) and was drowned in the sea as divine punishment.