Fatwa ID: 02956
Answered by: Moulana Mustafa Umar
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
I wanted to inquire if the name Ziyad is a good name to keep for a baby boy.
Please let me know.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Ziyad is an Arabic name that comes from a root word meaning “increase”. The name has a positive meaning and it is allowed to choose any name for a child with a positive meaning. Many Companions kept their old names after accepting Islam, as long as they did not have any bad meaning.
Only Allah knows best,
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham