No doubt that would be the best way- however you mentioned in the other response there is no sin in naming Wasiy without the AL prefix or abdul prefix – i.e that is allowed. Is that not the correct understanding?
I think that you might have misunderstood something. I clearly stated in the response above that a person’s name should be Abdul Waasi (or with a different spelling Abdul Wasey). Other people should also refer to this person with the same name, however, if someone omits Abdul then it is not considered a sin.
Thank you for replying. I agree that changing name isn’t necessary once you convert to Islam in normal circumstances. However IF a name is not permissible then surely Prophet (s.a.w) would ask a muslim to change their name.
In fact we have read many authentic narrations where He (s.a.w) asked/suggested people should change their name or the name they were giving to their child & these werent even names that had adopted Allah’s names or other names which included shirk – these were just normal names such as Barrah which was changed to Zainab.
So how come the name of Hakeem was left unchanged – would it have been left unchanged if it was hypothetically Al-hakeem? I don’t think so.
Names were asked to change when there was something objectionable in their meaning, either there was an element of Shirk or inappropriate like Barrah, which means goodness and the prophet did not like to say he was coming out from goodness. It did not sound good. In the same way, some people do not like to keep the name Imaan, as it does not sound good to say that Imaan is sleeping or Imaan is not here, etc.
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