Fatwa ID: 02425
Answered by: Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
We are thinking to put our baby boy name Mohammed Hashir but bit confused about the meaning of Hashir(who gathers people).
Do you think we should keep this name for our boy?
If yes then what will be the impact of this name(specially it's meaning) on our baby's personality?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
It is permissible to keep the name Muhammad Haashir. Haashir is one of the names of the Prophet as mentioned in the hadith of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.
The Prophet said: “I have several names. I am Muhammad, and I am Ahmad, and I am al-Maahi (the eraser) by means of whom Allah erases kufr, and I am al-Haashir (the gatherer) at whose feet the people will be gathered, and I am al-‘Aaqib (the last) after whom there will be no other.” (Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim)
Furthermore, Saaiduna Anas has narrated that the Prophet of Allah said: “Use my name but do not use my kunya.” (Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim)
Ibn Qayim has said that there is a link between the naming of the child and its personality. Inshallah we hope in Allah that your child will be a means of gathering people to good and towards Allah's Deen.
Only Allah Knows Best
Written by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham.