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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
The name of My son is Mohmmad Qasim and is Alhumdilillaha almost 7 years old.Recently, I have to Saudia Arabia and some of friends advised me to change his name giving the refrence of below mention Hadith.
kuniaha . SVolume 8, Book 73, Number 205:
A boy was born for a man among us, and the man named him Al-Qasim. We said to him, "We will not call you Abu-l-Qasim, nor will we respect you for that." The Prophet was informed about that, and he said, "Name your son `Abdur-Rahman."
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.205 Narrated by Jabir
A boy was born for a man among us, and the man named him Al-Qasim. We said to him, "We will not call you Abu-l-Qasim, nor will we respect you for that." The Prophet (saws) was informed about that, and he said, "Name your son 'Abdur-Rahman."
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.206 Narrated by Jabir
A man among us begot a boy whom he named Al-Qasim. The people said, "We will not call him (i.e., the father) by that Kuniya (Abul-Qasim) till we ask the Prophet (saws) about it. The Prophet (saws) said, "Name yourselves by my name (Mohamed), but do not call (yourselves) by my Kuniya (Abul-Qasim)."
The Messenger of Allah (saws) neither forbade nor prohibited the believers from assigning the names Mohamed or Qasim to their offspring, but the Prophet (saws) specifically forbade the believers to call or address anyone by his kuniya of Abul-Qasim (father of Qasim).
Thus a person whose name is Mohamed should avoid naming his eldest son Qasim so as to avoid being associated with the kuniya of Abul Qasim which is specific to Prophet Mohamed (saws).
Thus brother, if you have named your son Mohamed or Mohamed Qasim there is absolutely no harm; and the believers should be careful never to address or call someone by the kuniya of the Prophet Mohamed (saws), ie. Abul-Qasim.
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