Pearl of Wisdom

?O people, let Allah see you fearing Him at the time of happiness just as you fear Him in time of distress. Certainly he who is given ease [of life] and does not consider it as a means of gradual baiting towards tribulation [wrongdoing], considers himself safe against what is to be feared, while he who is afflicted with straitened circumstances but does not perceive them to be a trial loses the coveted reward.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Ibid. Saying 358

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Question : #120 Category: Family Issues
Subject: naming my Islamic children
Question: Salam Sheikh,
Soon i will be having my first child, and we don't know yet if it will be male or female. My question is based on what criteria should we decide the child's name, is there hadith or ayah from the Holy Quran to assist with this.
Thanks
Answer: Salaam alaykum,

I pray that the child is born healthy. There are traditions which state that it is recommended to name a child by the name of the prophet, imams, other prophets, or using the characteristics of Allah - such as Abd al-Qadir, Abd al-Alim, etc.

Names taken from the Quran are also recommended, such as Kawthar.

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