Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum
Dr Sharof: Wa’alaykumu ssalaam
Questioner: Can we name a child ‘Thaaniy’?
Dr Sharof: It is not a name. Naming your child two or second is just like deceiving yourself. It has no meaning. Most of the people called such name do not bear the name; it is either the person is named Muhammadul Awwal, Muhammad Thaaniy, but the people do not mention the complete name. They call them Thaaniy without mentioning Muhammad, although it has no meaning in the Sharee’ah. This is just like naming all your children Muhammad, saying Muhammad number one, Muhammad number two, Muhammad number three (and so on). What if the child is a female? Will she be named Muhammadatu?
The Congregation: Laughing mode activated!
Dr Sharof: And there is no name like that (Muhammadatu), praise be to Allaah. Na’am.
[SOURCE: “General question and answer session at Al-Madeenah masjid, ogbomoso”; DATE: “18/05/2017”]
Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey