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Dear Brother AOA
I have a simple question, I want to keep Samad as a first name for my
expected Child. Is it according to Shariat. Hope to hear very soon from you
Wasalam Please Don`t mention my name
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 112 Surah Al-Ikhlaas verses 1-4:
1 Say: He is Allah the One and Only;
2 Allah, He is the Samad (Eternal Absolute);
3 He begetteth not nor is He begotten;
4 And there is none like unto Him.
Samad is one of the Blessed Names and Attributes of Allah Subhanah, and it would not be legal and appropriate to name a creation of Allah Subhanah by the same name.
But one may name his child Abdus-Samad or slave-servant of The Samad, which is perfectly legal and a beautiful name.
Among the best Islamic names are Abd-Allah and Abd-ar-Rahmaan. Also, any name whereby one declares his subjugation to one of the many attributes of Allah, like Abddus-Shukoor, Abdul-Maalik, Abdur-Razzaak, Abdul-Khaalik, etc. are considered good Islamic names.
Then there are the names of any of the Prophets of Allah like Adam, Noah, Ibraheem, Moosa, Yahya, Isa, Idrees, Sulaimaan, Dawood, Mohamed, etc. Any of these names are good names for boys.
And then there are the hundreds if not thousands of names of the noble companions of the Last Messenger of Allah (saws) like Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, Ali, Bilaal, Salmaan, Hudhaifa, Khalid, Ammaar, Yaasir, etc. Any of these names will be considered good Islamic names.
The deen of Islam is rich in history from the times of Prophet Adam (a.s.) to the present day And any good name of any of the God-fearing and pious slaves of Allah would make for a good Islamic name for the new born.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,