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Different Names of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

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Topic: Different Names of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Posted By: charmsahead
Subject: Different Names of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Date Posted: 12 March 2010 at 5:31pm
Salaam all,
    Hope everyone is doing well. I had a question about the different names of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). As we all would know that there are 99 attributes of Allah (SWT). I was not aware of the fact that there are different names which the angels used to call Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Can someone please clarify for me what the "names" are referring to and when and from where these come from.
Note: Please keep in mind I did not mean to compare Allah's attributes as being similar to the Prophet's (SAW) names.
  JazakAllah Khair.

Posted By: tomylee1
Date Posted: 09 April 2010 at 11:04pm
ahmed is second name of prophet muhammad.

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Posted By: seekshidayath
Date Posted: 10 April 2010 at 5:06am
Walaikum Salaam

Charmsahead, am not aware if there are different names which angels used. Can u let us know its authenticity ?

About names of Prophet Muhammad {sallal lahu alayhi wasallam}, i found the following at Islamtoday

The names of our Prophet (peace be upon him) cited in the hadth related by Jubayr b. Mut`im are five. He relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: I have five names: I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am al-Mh for Allah eliminates disbelief by me, I am al-Hshir since all people gather under me at the day of Judgment, and I am al-`Aqib. [Sahh al-Bukhr (3532), Sahh Muslim (2354), Sunan al-Tirmidh (2842) and Musnad Ahmad (80/81/84)].

These are the authentic names of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he cited himself. There are other names stated in the Quran. Ibn Hajar writes: The other names of the Prophet (peace be upon him) which are mentioned in the Quran are: al-Shhid, al-Mubashshir, al-Nadhr, al-Mubayyin, al-D` il Allah, al-Sirj al-Munr, al-Dhikr, al-Rahmah, al-Ni`mah, al-Hd, al-Shahd, al-Amn, al-Muzammil, and al-Mudaththir. More names came in the hadth related by `Abd Allah b. `Amr b. al-`As which is al-Mutawakkil.

Other famous names are: al-Mukhtr, al-Mustaf, al-Shfi`, al-Mushaffa`, al-Sdiq, al-Musaddiq and others.

Ibn al-Qayyim mentioned other names in his book Zad al-Ma`d such as al-Qsim, al-Dahk, al-Qattl, `Abd Allah, Sayyid Walad Adam, Shib Liw al-Hamd, Shib al-Maqm al-Mahmd. However, these are all descriptions and not really names.

What the questioner said regarding 99 names is not substantiated by any authentic hadth related from the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Ibn Dahiyyah writes in his book devoted to the prophetic names: Some people said that the Prophets (peace be upon him) names are equivalent to Allahs names (i.e., 99 names)... "If someone were to search for them, he would find them to be more like three hundred names.

He then goes on to enumerate these names in his book, referring them back to his sources in the Qurn and in different biographical works. He also mentioned the proper way of pronouncing these names and their meanings.

This is as far as I can go in this matter, and may peace and blessing be upon our Prophet Muhammad.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: All the descendants of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent."

Posted By: brohandy
Date Posted: 22 June 2012 at 4:07pm
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