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Kunyahs (Nicknames) for Men Based on Female Names – Abul-‘Abbaas Moosaa Richardson [hafidahullaah]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

20 114 ..Say my Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” 20:114

aal-hamd.gifKunyah Based on Female Names http://www.bakkah.net/en/male-kunyahs-nicknames-based-on-female-names.htm While male names were predominantly used in kunyahs, there is nothing against having a kunyah based on a female name, like Aboo ‘Aa’ishah. A group of the Companions had kunyas like this, namely:

  • Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (Aboo Laylaa)
  • Aboo Hurayrah
  • Aboo Umaamah
  • Aboo Ad-Dardaa’
  • Umm Ad-Dardaa’
  • Aboo Ruqayyah Tameem ad-Daaree
  • Aboo Kareemah al-Miqdaam ibn Ma’di-karb
  • Aboo Laylaa, the father of ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Abee Laylaa
  • Aboo Rayhaanah
  • Aboo Reemah
  • Aboo ‘Amrah Basheer ibn ‘Amr
  • Aboo Faatimah Al-Laythee
  • Aboo Maryam Al-Azdee

These Comapanions’ kunyahs were all mentioned by an-Nawawee in his book, al-Athkaar (pp.425-426 of ‘Abdul-Qaadir al-Arna’oot’s checking), in the chapter entitled: The Chapter of Taking a Kunyah Like Aboo Fulaanah and Aboo Fulaan, or Umm Fulaan or Umm Fulaanah for a Woman. Since the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) never showed any dislike for any of these kunyahs, we can then consider kunyahs based on female names like these as being Sunnah, meaning: Sunnah Taqreeriyyah (Sunnah established through his approval, but not his own practice or statement). And Allaah knows best. Written by: Moosaa Richardson

courtesy : Abul-‘Abbaas Moosaa Richardson [hafidahullaah] http://www.bakkah.net Who is Abul-‘Abbaas Moosaa Richardson [hafidhahullaah]? Abul-‘Abbaas [hafidhahullaah] is our elder brother in Salafiyyaah. He graduated in the Faculty of Hadeeth Sciences from Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. His main teachers (outside of his university studies) include the Noble Scholars, Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Hadeeal-Madkhaalee [hafidhahullaah] , Shaykh Wasee’ullaah ‘Abbaas [hafidhahullaah] and the Noble Shaykh, Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Bazmool [hafidhahullaah] and his brother, Shaykh Ahmad Ibn ‘Umar Bazmool [hafidhahullaah] .

Abul-‘Abbaas [hafidhahullaah] has been active in the field of da’wah online and through courses, lectures and writings over the last decade. Currently resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is the admin of www.bakkah.net

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