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Dear brother Burhan,


Allah has blessed me with a baby boy, and I have named him Ibrahim. My Name is Aarif Shaik S/O Chand Shaik. My question is what is naming sequence as per Isalm (Sunnah)


I mean what should be my sons First Name, Middle Name and Last name. Being in Indian subcontinent I am concerned that the nomenclature we follow is not as per sunnah. Please advise.


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Name of Child

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Respected brother, if your name is Aarif Shaik and you have chosen to name your son Ibrahim, then the correct sequence of names for your son would be Ibrahim (First Name); Aarif (Second Name); Shaik (Third Name).


If you so wish your son could also be called Ibrahim Aarif or Ibrahim Aarif long as your son is recognized or called by his biological fathers name, it would suffice to fulfill the Command of Allah Subhanah.


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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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