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Assalam o laikum, First of all thank you for answering my question regarding "Muhtad". I have another question regarding the name "Azaan"/"Adhaan" (call to prayer). In Pakistan it is a common name for boys but I have heard recently that it is not prescribed to use it as a name because it comes under the heading which points to oneness of Allah. Can you please explain if it is true and why we cannot use this name? My husband really likes this name but now we are confused because of this. Also regarding the name "Muhtad", could you please confirm its meanings, would it mean "someone on the right path"?


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Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

There is no issue with using Azaan/Adhaan/Athaan as a name. In Islam any name is acceptable unless it has a bad or un-Islamic meaning, but Adhaan is a general word that means "to call", "to announce",  it doesn't contain any connotation that would make it forbidden.

What makes a name forbidden is the meaning you associate with it, and for Adhaan, if you just mean the general meaning of "to call" or "to announce", there is no issue with it. And if by it you mean "call to prayer", again there is no issue with this. A call to prayer is an Islamic activity, and there are good and accepted Islamic baby names that refer to other Islamic activities, such as Duaa (supplication).

There is nothing in Adhaan that points to the oneness of Allah, Adhaan is just an activity like Duaa.

Yes, Muhtad means "one on the right path", it has the same exact meaning is Muhtadi.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 26th of October 2015 04:42:36 AM

    My son name is Azaan, i am leaving a country where maximum people are leaving non muslim, so most of the time people ask what a beautiful name but what is the mean of it.. i say to “call for the prayer” then further start further negotiation what they say in Azaan on loud speaker, i describe them the meaning of Azaan.. so this is my objective to have my baby name as Azaan to spread actuality of Islam.

  2. on Tuesday 31st of May 2016 11:53:32 AM

    Assalam o laikum kia azan name sahi hai rakhna plz Urdu me answer day

  3. on Friday 5th of August 2016 11:07:40 AM

    Assalaam walikum my nephew name is Mohammed Azaan i want to that this name is have a any issue of islamic way or not.somebody told me its not good for child or not good in islamic way.

  4. on Saturday 27th of August 2016 05:12:02 PM

    As-salamu alaykum,
    I want to named my son Aaron Ben Farabi but still I’m a bit confused about the meaning in Islamic way.

  5. on Sunday 25th of June 2017 12:08:54 PM

    Tell me every thing about keeping the name as Azaan for a baby boy.

  6. on Tuesday 19th of February 2019 01:53:06 PM

    My son name is azaan and somebody told me it’s not good to give this name to a baby can I change my son’s name.

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