Re: My name
Originally Posted by Salamoza
I don't know what the brother is thinking but I have a strong feeling that it is the same thing that all the reverts in Persia, Africa, South West Europe, Central Asia, South East and South Asia were thinking when they adopted Arabic names in line with the Sahaba - that they wanted to be close to the Prophet (saws) and his companions in every way that they could...
One way to do this is by changing name or Arabising an existing name.
If you ask me John is ok but Yahya is better and it is close to how it was said in that Prophet's (as) day.
historically your thinking is more curious than Abdullah's and you are the one breaking what is the established convention not him.
both Abdullah bin Gib or Abdullah Gibson is a great name.
brother Abdullah maybe it is better if you keep Gibson instead of bin Gib though
because although Gib is your ancestor it is better to use bin before your father's name?
Last edited by Abdul1234; 02-04-2012 at 04:29 PM.