Meaning name Ridhwan.
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1. I have become the very honoured and proud grandmother as my daughter in law has given birth to her first child, a son,and they have both decided to name the child RIZWAN. But now e have been told that the true spelling of the nmae should be RIDHWAN as Rizwan was someone who was against Our Holy ProphetS.A.W, So please clarify and let us know if that was the case and should we change the Spelling of the name and was there somebody like that in the time of our Beloved Prophet S.A.W??? I'll anxiously await for your reply so that we can proceed with the declaration and registration of the child.
2. How should we celebrate Shabe mehraj and Shabe Baraat?? I know these are already over but I.m confused about things that should be done and things that should not been done. What does the hadiths anand the scholars tell us about these special nights???
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Meaning name Ridhwan
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Your Question: I have become the very honoured and proud grandmother as my daughter in law has given birth to her first child, a son,and they have both decided to name the child RIZWAN. But now e have been told that the true spelling of the nmae should be RIDHWAN as Rizwan was someone who was against Our Holy ProphetS.A.W,
The Arabic alphabets which constitute the term ‘Ridhwaan’ would be ‘Ra-Duad-Waw-alif-Noon’; thus although ‘Rizwaan’ would be acceptable, the more accurate spelling in the English language according to its pronunciation would be ‘Ridhwaan’….and it is a perfectly acceptable name to be assigned for a believer.
To the best of our limited knowledge, there was no famous enemy of the Prophet (saws) by the specific name of ‘Rizwan’…..but even if there was one with such a name, the name itself does not become impermissible or unlawful for a believer to assign to their off-springs.
Amongst the most famous enemies of Allah and His Messenger (saws) was a hypocrite by the name of ‘Abdullah ibn Ubayy’….but that does not mean it is prohibited for a believer to assign or keep the name ‘Abdullah’!!!
‘Rizwaan’ or ‘Ridhwaan’ is a perfectly good and acceptable name to be assigned to a believer.
Your Question: How should we celebrate Shabe mehraj and Shabe Baraat?? I know these are already over but I.m confused about things that should be done and things that should not been done. What does the hadiths anand the scholars tell us about these special nights???
There is absolutely no evidence in the authentic Sunnah whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) or his noble companions or his family ever celebrated or commemorated the night of ‘Shabe-Baraat’, nor did he (saws) ever offer any special prayers on this night, nor did he (saws) ever command the believers to do anything special on this night!
It is the absolute unanimous opinion of all the good jurists and scholars in Islam that there is to be no special commemoration or celebration of the so-called ‘Shabe-Baraat’ night; and if anyone offers or ordains any special prayer or rite of worship especially for the commemoration of this night, it would be against the guidance and Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws); and they would be guilty of following a ‘bida’ or innovation in the perfect deen of Islam.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 1885 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said in a sermon: “The best speech is that which is embodied in the Book of Allah, the Al Quran; and the best guidance is the guidance given by me, Mohamed (saws). The most evil affairs are the innovations (bida), and every innovation (bida) is an error.”
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4515 Narrated by Ali ibn AbuTalib
That the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: “If anyone introduces an innovation (bida in religion), he will be responsible for it. If anyone introduces an innovation (bida) or gives shelter to a man who introduces an innovation (bida), he is cursed by Allah, by His Angels, and by all the people!”
The absolutely biggest evidence of the non-importance and non-existence of the ‘Shabb-e-Baraat’ in Islam is the term itself! The very term ‘shabb’ is not an Arabic word but rather a ‘farsi’ or Iranian term which means ‘night’; and ‘baraat’ in Arabic means ‘to boycott’ or ‘destiny’. The fact that the term itself is half-Farsi half-Arabic signifies that this term was not used by the Messenger of Allah (saws) or his early companions, but rather was invented and innovated long after their deaths in the Indo-Pak region where ‘Farsi’ was the court or official language of the rulers for a long period of time!
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