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Can I name my baby boy Abraham or Abram

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  1. Anonymous on Tuesday 9th of February 2016 10:13:14 PM

    The person who appoints Abraham with the name “Abram” violates a ban on Torah for it is written: “Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham” Gen 17: 5. The renaming of Abraham, indicates the elevation of Abraham to exalted father to father of a multitude of nations, appointing Abraham by his original name is reduce his honor. (Talmud B. Berajot 13 a)

    I think that giving a child the name of Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) corresponds to the above, is a a great honor for him. Abram is a particular name, but Abraham/Ibrahim reminds us more of a great Muslim. Salam.

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