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    Default Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    So I was just wondering , what do you all think ? Does arabic names or other names in general that have meanings have effect on the persons personality ? characteristics ? traits , etc...

    So it important to have choose a wise name ? just a thought , anyone


    ( so if a persons name means flower , he will have some sort connection , or if a name is means sword the person might not be a murderer but u know have anger or something or maybe even something positive about a sword )

    Anyone... good to hear some more thoughts..


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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toronto_Muslim View Post
    So I was just wondering , what do you all think ? Does arabic names or other names in general that have meanings have effect on the persons personality ? characteristics ? traits , etc...

    So it important to have choose a wise name ? just a thought , anyone


    ( so if a persons name means flower , he will have some sort connection , or if a name is means sword the person might not be a murderer but u know have anger or something or maybe even something positive about a sword )

    Anyone... good to hear some more thoughts..
    It can - especially for converts who take on Arabic names - I know a convert who chose the name Ayyub, he was tested with simalar tests as Ayyub - he has suffered from an unknown illness for the last 10 years which prevents him from eating. When we chose our Muslim names, we were all told to pick a name we can live up. I chose Mujahid so.....


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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    The simple answer is NO. Islam forbids Omens/superstitions.
    In this world is a Paradise, whoever does not enter it will enter the Paradise of the Hereafter : Shaykh Ul Islam Imam Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah


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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?



    Names do have effect on a person. This is why one of the baby's rights is that it is named a good name. Rasulullah would change unsuitable names of his companions.

    Check this link: http://www.askimam.org/fatwa/fatwa.p...c4930170d18034
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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.ati View Post
    The simple answer is NO. Islam forbids Omens/superstitions.
    SubhanAllah, what is your name...


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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot View Post
    SubhanAllah, what is your name...
    Its a simple thing to understand. As the OP is asking about the effects of names on personality , we will have to assume that the names and their meaning have certain tendency of Tasaruf. It takes us to conclude

    1. Either the names and their meaning have a self generating power of Tasaruf , which will become Shirk if one thinks so

    2.Allah has put certain pre-destined tendencies in the names which effect a person . Thats correct to assume but had that been the case , it should have been explained in Quran and Hadith.

    PS. The OP is obviously asking about the Islamic names so lets keep the issue of prohibited names away.
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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toronto_Muslim View Post
    So I was just wondering , what do you all think ? Does arabic names or other names in general that have meanings have effect on the persons personality ? characteristics ? traits , etc...

    So it important to have choose a wise name ? just a thought , anyone


    ( so if a persons name means flower , he will have some sort connection , or if a name is means sword the person might not be a murderer but u know have anger or something or maybe even something positive about a sword )

    Anyone... good to hear some more thoughts..


    If you think about it, there are plenty of guys called Muhammad and Abdullah (some of them might even be kings) but they are not on the straight and narrow path.

    Having said that... just remembered Bernie Madoff...


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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    I know a sister who took the name "Karima" when she became Muslim at the suggestion of her husband and those around her who knew her to be very giving.
    She went through a time where she wasn't practicing and was extremely stingy and cold even to her own children.
    When she returned to practicing Islam she lived up to her name once again and became generous with everyone.

    Allah knows best.


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    Default Re: Does a persons name have effect on his/her personality ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dr.ati View Post
    The simple answer is NO. Islam forbids Omens/superstitions.
    Since you are hanbali i suggest you take a look at this quote from Ibn al-Qayyims book Tuhfat al-Mawrud bi ahkam al-mawlud:
    الفصل التاسع في بيان ارتباط معنى الاسم بالمسمى

    وقد تقدم ما يدل على ذلك من وجوه أحدهما قول سعيد بن المسيب ما زالت فينا تلك الحزونة وهي التي حصلت من تسمية الجد بحزن وقد تقدم قول عمر لجمرة بن شهاب أدرك أهلك فقد احترقوا ومنع النبي من كان اسمه حربا أو مرة أن يحلب الشاة تلك التي أراد حلبها [ 1 ] وشواهد ذلك كثيرة جدا فقل أن ترى اسما قبيحا إلا وهو على مسمى قبيح كما قيل
    وقل ما أبصرت عيناك ذا لقب ... إلا ومعناه إن فكرت في لقبه
    والله سبحانه بحكمته في قضائه وقدره يلهم النفوس أن تضع الأسماء على حسب مسمياتها لتناسب حكمته تعالى بين اللفظ ومعناه كما تناسبت بين الأسباب ومسبباتها قال أبو الفتح ابن جني ولقد مر بي دهر وأنا أسمع الاسم لا أدري معناه فآخذ معناه من لفظه ثم أكشفه فإذا هو ذلك بعينه أو قريب منه
    فذكرت ذلك لشيخ الاسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله فقال وأنا يقع لي ذلك كثيرا وقد تقدم قوله أسلم سالمها الله وغفار غفر الله لها وعصية عصت الله ورسوله ولما أسلم وحشي قاتل حمزة وقف بين يدي النبي فكره اسمه
    وفعله وقال غيب وجهك عني

    وبالجملة فألاخلاق والأعمال والأفعال القبيحة تستدعي أسماء تناسبها وأضدادها تستدعي أسماء تناسبها وكما أن ذلك ثابت في أسماء الأوصاف فهو كذلك في أسماء الأعلام وما سمي رسول الله محمدا وأحمد إلا لكثرة خصال الحمد فيه ولهذا كان لواء الحمد بيده وأمته الحمادون وهو أعظم الخلق حمدا لربه تعالى ولهذا أمر رسول الله بتحسين الأسماء فقال حسنوا أسماءكم فإن صاحب الاسم الحسن قد يستحي من اسمه وقد يحمله اسمه على فعل ما يناسبه وترك ما يضاده ولهذى ترى أكثر السفل أسماؤهم تناسبهم وأكثر العلية أسماؤهم تناسبهم وبالله التوفيق ]ا.ه


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