I named my baby daughter "Tehreem Fatima" as i found this word in the Holy Quran.
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I named my baby daughter "Tehreem Fatima" as i found this word in the Holy Quran. Now some of my elderly relatives and my mother-in-law thought that the name "Tehreem" is hard for the baby and need to be changed. Can you please guide me that IS the name "Tehreem" is un-islamic or may cause hardship to the baby?
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Meaning name tehreem
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Beloved brother in Islam, a name assigned to each individual is no more than a sign or recognition of that person; and there is absolutely no obligation or compulsion in Shariah that a believer is obliged or required to give their children a ‘traditional’ Islamic or muslim name. One is at complete liberty to assign any good wholesome name to their off-spring in absolutely any language they will or please.
The names which Islam prohibits from assigning to a believer are names which connote or denote polytheism or disbelief (Abdul-Lat, Abdul-Uzza, (slaves of the pagan gods like Lat and Uzza, etc.) or names like Ramdas (slave of the Hindu god Ram), etc.; or names which have an inherit evil or vile meaning.
Other than names which connote polytheism and disbelief, or names which have an inherently evil meaning….Islam has allowed the believers the complete freedom to chose and assign any good wholesome name in any language they will and please.
The Arabic term ‘Tehreem’ is derived from the root word ‘Haram’ which means sanctified, prohibited or forbidden; and ‘Tehreem’ is also the name of the 66th Surah of the Glorious Quran. Honestly speaking it is not a particular good or acceptable name to be assigned to a believer, for neither is a believer prohibited or forbidden…nor is a believer sanctified and holy……thus it would be best for one to fear Allah and provide an appropriate and good name befitting a believer.
Your Question: Can you please guide me that IS the name "Tehreem" is un-islamic or may cause hardship to the baby?
Although the name ‘Tehreem’ is not a particular good or acceptable name to be assigned to a believer, rest absolutely assured that the name by itself does not have the power or ability to bring any good or cause any harm or hardship to the baby! A name assigned is but a sign of recognition of that person, and it is the right of the new born child and a duty unto its parents to assign him/her with a good, beautiful, and meaningful names.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,