Keep name uzair lawful
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RESPECTED BROTHER BURHAN,
I AM BLESSED WITH A BABY BOY ON 27.05.2010, I WANT TO KEEP HIS NAME AS UZAIR OR MUHAMMAD UZAIR. SINCE I AM STAYING IN JEDDAH, MY ARAB FRIENDS FIND THIS NAME IS NOT RECOMMENDABLE AND WE MUSLIMS SHOULD AVOID USING THIS NAME AS THE HOLY QURAN SAYS IN SURAH TAUBAH 09:30 THAT JEWS SAY THAT UZAIR (EZRA) IS SON OF GOD. I NEED YOUR URGENT REPLY CAN I KEEP THIS NAME TO MY NEWBORN SON OR NO? IN FUTURE WILL HE HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL NAME? YOUR REPLY WILL RELIEVE ME OF MY TENSION. I AM FROM
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Keep name Uzair lawful
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
A name assigned to each individual is no more than a sign or recognition of that person; and there is absolutely no obligation or compulsion in Shariah that a believer is obliged or required to keep a traditional Islamic or muslim name. One is at complete liberty to assign any good wholesome name to their off-spring in absolutely any language they will or please.
The only names which Islam prohibits from assigning to a believer are names which connote or denote polytheism or disbelief (Abdul-Lat, Abdul-Uzza, (slaves of the pagan gods like Lat and Uzza, etc.) or names like Ramdas (slave of the Hindu god Ram), etc.; or names which have an inherit evil or vile meaning.
Other than names which connote polytheism and disbelief, or names which have an inherently evil meaning.Islam has allowed the believers the complete freedom to chose and assign any good wholesome name in any language they will and please.
The name Uzayr is assigned to one of the noblest Prophets of Allah Subhanah, and thus it is not only lawful but a desirable name to be assigned to a believer.
If some amongst the ignorant chose to commit blasphemy and call Hadrat Uzayr or Hadrat Isa ibn Maryam, the Noble Slaves and Prophets of Allah, the sons of the Lord Most Majestic..it does not make their names unlawful in the least!!!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,