Is noah a muslim name!!!

Can we keep our boys names as noah or eden
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By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 16, 2011
But i herd that in islam it was nooh and the english call it noah so just woundering
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 16, 2011
Ok i get you so its ok to keep names like that even if its pronounced it english
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 21, 2011
Posted: on Nov 16, 2011
No you should use Arabic pronunciation as far as I know. Since Many Of the names are in the bible you would be giving your child a Christian name not an Islamic one. As far as i know Adam is Adam in Arabic and in English however.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 22, 2010
Posted: on Nov 16, 2011
It's Nuh in Arabic Noah in English
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 17, 2011
Thanx ladies al consider that ive kinda thought of two other names Deen and Isa so i will figure somthing out inshahallah by the end of it
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Dec 22, 2010
Posted: on Nov 17, 2011
Isa is nice but I like Deen
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 02, 2011
Posted: on Nov 17, 2011
I would also like to remind you sisters that the Prophet said that the best gift that a parent can give to their child is a good name.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 02, 2011
Posted: on Nov 17, 2011
Minne - Actually Allah and God are very different. 'God' can be part of: Goddess, Gods, Godfather etc etc. whereas 'Allah' can only be used in one context. Honestly.. you ladies need to stop talking about stuff you're ignorant about. Also, on the day of judgment we'll all be called up with our names so instead of being named after a fictional prophet, I urge you sisters to give your kids a good name.
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 09, 2011
Posted: on Nov 17, 2011
Abu u have a good point about the what u said In the first few sentences ! But at the end saying how one is ignorant is just flat out rude ! What is ur problem are u miserable in ur life? Y are u so rude ?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 09, 2011
Posted: on Nov 17, 2011
Abu The profit also said to be kind ! Fine share ur knowledge and express ur thoughts just stop attacking plz ! Thanks
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 08, 2011
Posted: on Nov 18, 2011
Ok, I know I am putting myself on the firing line with the following but here we go anyway:
From all the research I have done I personally have come to the conclusion that there is technically no such thing as a Muslim name.

There are names which are not permitted and names which have significance in other religions, but as long as the name has a good meaning and doesn't apply to those two categories it is all that matters. If anyone has any actual proof for anything contradicting this, please enlighten me! :) In particular I was unable to find support for names having to be 'Arabic' ie Ghalib (arabic) is no more 'Muslim' than Ilhan (turkish)... Last but not least, I sincerely don't want to argue I genuinely want to be educated.

I'll make this into a new post, as I dont want to take over from the original question..
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 16, 2011
Posted: on Nov 18, 2011
Abuyahya I know what your trying to say... but can I ask you if someone does not name an Islamic name is haram? is it a sin?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 16, 2011
Posted: on Nov 18, 2011
I think its ok to keep it as Noah and pronounce his name Nooh, Issa translates to Jesus, Maryam as Mary or Maria, Abraham as Ibrahim. Magdeline as Majdoolin, mousa is Moses... so I guess its all universal :)
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 16, 2011
Posted: on Nov 18, 2011
Oh and Noah existed long before Christianity and Islam..
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 18, 2011
I will sister im jus gathering sum names up at the moment and the ones we like we will ask but thanx for your support
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 02, 2011
Posted: on Nov 19, 2011
Minne - As you made a statement followed by an example, and the example fell to bits I'd say that your statement was incorrect. Regarding your comment 'Why are we talking about religion, wasn't this meant to be a discussion about the name?' The way I see Islam is a piece of paper with boxes which are proportional according to importance (e.g. family life, work life, religious life etc etc.) As long as we contain ourselves within these boxes, we're fine but there is absolutely no room outside of these boxes. It's important to remember that nothing has been missed here, so (unless an opinion is supported with an authentic Hadith) everything else is irrelevant. So in the grand scheme of things, this topic has everything to do with religion and the hereafter...
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 21, 2011
Posted: on Nov 19, 2011
Sisters, by giving your child the name in english as it is represented in the bible you are giving your child the Christian interpretation of the name. Please think carefully about this. Consult an Inman if you are unsure.
Islamic names are names of the best people in the history of Islam or names that have been mentioned favorably in Qur'an/hadiths such as Mohammad, Omar, Ali, Aisha, , Saafiya, Khadijah etc etc
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 20, 2011
Im with u there desertgirl
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Sep 01, 2011
Posted: on Nov 22, 2011
i agree as well.. and remember ladies "ignorance" isnt an insult it just means not having correct knowledge about a topic (so what Abu said wasnt offensive)! And its a great question you asked shunz and since im ignorant about this topic nd dont want to give to give u false information since im unsure, i wud recommend u talk to your local mosque or Imam
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Apr 08, 2011
Posted: on Nov 22, 2011
I really wish there was some religious proof/ backup for all of this.. It is fair to say that it is favourable to name your child after an Islamic figure, totally agree with that. It is also logical to give your baby a name that will be recognised as Muslim within the community. However, I would like to point out that unlike the Qur'an (obviously Arabic) the Bible doesn't come in a single language. The names prophets and messengers are therefore 'translated' for each tongue, as they are when reading translations of the Qur'an.
As someone mentioned earlier Noah/Nuh (pbuh) existed way before Christianity and Islam, how do we know that the Quranic version of his name wasn't just an adaptation for the Arabic that it was revealed in? In the end don't those names refer to the same person and not a Christian or just Biblical character?
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 22, 2011
It is true what you are saying its all getting confusing here..i will speak to a imam and c what they say as they have more knowledge..
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Jun 21, 2011
Posted: on Nov 22, 2011
The Bible has been changed countless times over the years so really the fact that it is translated is besides the point. It isn't correct to begin with.

Furthermore, the Qur'an was revealed as the last religion and therefore the correct path. The Qur'an can be found translated into many different languages as well but the words are exactly the same as they were revealed to Prophet Mohammad (pbuh).

Also, it is even stated in Surat al-Saff (Ayah 6) that another prophet will be sent after Jesus (pbuh) named Ahmed (ie Mohammad) giving proof that the Qur'an and everything stated in it is considered the last word of Allah and the correct path.

I only know of the Hadith stating, as mentioned earlier, to give your children 'good names' and i haven't found anything more clear than that. Perhaps the op can consult with an Imman.

It is my personal opinion that by this Hadith 'good names' are the best people in Islam as i mentioned b4. There is also a Hadith about living ur life imitating kuffar (non Muslims) and again my opinion, but i feel this falls into that category.

Sorry so long! Not trying to be confrontational, just trying to be helpful. InshAllah. x
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 15, 2011
Posted: on Nov 23, 2011
I knw ur trying to be helpful desertgirl and its nice that everyone could learn from it too thanx
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Nov 12, 2011
Posted: on Nov 25, 2011
Yes
By: BabyBumpUser
Member since Oct 24, 2011
Posted: on Nov 25, 2011
well first off, I am a catholic syrian american. Allah translates to God in Arabic....so In a way, Allah and God are exactly the same :)

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