Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
soon im gonna have a baby, dont know either it is a baby girl or a baby boy..i have 2 names in my mind.
Mikail (4boy):- Is it right to keep names after angel. can it be Muhammad Mikail or Mikail Ali ?
Aliza(4girl):- Was it the name of the daughter of Hazrat Ali RA and how to pronounce it .
pls answer my question
i shall be very grateful
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Meaning name Aliza
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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
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 keep 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 only 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.
Mikaeel is indeed the name of one of the closest angels of Allah Subhanah, and there is no harm if one chooses to assign this name to their off-spring. Muhammad Mikaeel or Mikaeel Ali both are perfectly acceptable and good names.
Alizah indeed was the name assigned by Hadrat Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) to his daughter.
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,