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‏الآداب (The Book of Manners)
CHAPTER: FORBIDDANCE IN CALLING ONE (OTHER THAN ALLAAH'S APOSTLE) WITH THE KUNYA OF ABU'L-QASIM AND THE FACT PERTAINING TO GOOD NAMES  

No. 5314

Anas reported that person at Baqi' called another person as" Abu'l- Qasim," and Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) turned towards him. He (the person who had uttered these words) said: Messenger of Allaah, I did not mean you, but I called such and such (person), whereupon Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: You may call yourself by my name, but not by my kunya.

No. 5315

Ibn Umar reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: The names dearest to Allaah are 'Abdullah and 'Abd al-Rahman.

No. 5316

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that a child was born to a perfon amongst us and he gave him the name of Muhammad. Thereupon his people said: We will not allow You to give the name of Muhammad (to your child) after the name of Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). He set forth with his son carrying him on his back and came to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam', and said: Allaah's Messenger a son has been born to me and I havegiven him the name after the name of Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam), whereupon Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Give him my name but do not give him my kunya, for I am Qasim in the sense that I distribute (the spoils of war) and the dues of Zakat amongst you.

No. 5317

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that a child was born to one of the persons amongst us and he decided to give him the name of Muhammad We said: We will not allow you to give the name after the name of Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) until you ask him (the Prophet). So he (that person) came and said (to the Prophet): A child was born in my house and I wanted to give him the name (of Muhammad) after the name of Allaah's Messenger, whereas my people did not allow me that I should name him after that (sacred) name until I have asked Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) in this connection, whereupon he said: Give him the name after my name, but do not call him by my kunya, for I have been sent as a Qasim as I distribute amongst you.

No. 5318

This hadith has been reported on the authority of Husain With the same chain of transmitters but no mention is made of these words:" (I have been sent as a distributor), so I distribute amongst you."

No. 5319

Jabir b. Abdullah reported Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying: Give the name after my name, but do not give (the kunya of Abu'l-Qasim after my) kunya, for I am Abu'l-Qasim (in the sense) that I distribute amongst you (the spoils of war) and disseminate the knowledge (of revelation). This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Abu Bakr but with a slight variation of wording.

No. 5320

This hadith has been reported on the authority of A'mash with the same chain of transmitters but there is a slight variation (of wording) that, instead of the word Bu'ithat (I have been sent), the word ju'ilat (I have been made) has been used.

No. 5321

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that a child was born to a person from the Ansar and he made up his mind to give him the name of Muhammad. He came to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and, asked him (about it), whereupon he said: The Ansar have done well to give the name (to your children) after my name, but do nct give them the kunya after my kunya.

No. 5322

This hadith has been narrated through different chains of transmitters on the authority of Shu'ba with a slight variation of wording.

No. 5323

Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported: A child was born in the house of a person amongst us, and he gave him the name of Qasim. We said: We will not allow you (to give the name) to your child as Qasim (and thus adopt the kunya of Abu'l-Qasim) and coal your eyes. He (that person) came to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and made a mention of that to him, whereupon he said: Call your son 'Abd al-Rahman.

No. 5324

This hadith has been reported on the authority of Ibn Uyaina, but there is no mention of this:" We will not allow you to cool your eyes."

No. 5325

Abu Huraira reported that Abu'l-Qasim (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Give name (to your children) after my name but do not give the kunya (of Abu'l- Qasim) after my kunya. 'Amr reported from Abu Huraira that he did not say that he had heard it directly from Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam).

No. 5326

Mughira b. Shu'ba reported: When I came to Najran, they (the Christians of Najran) asked me: You read" O sister of Harun" (i. e. Hadrat Maryam) in the Qur'an, whereas Moses was born much before Jesus. When I came back to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) I asked him about that, whereupon he said: The (people of the old age) used to give names (to their persons) after the names of Prophets and pious persons who had gone before them.




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