Prophets' Names - Can We Use the English Equivalents?
  • Question:

    Is it permissible to refer to our prophets, peace be upon them, by their English equivalent names?


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Yes, there is nothing wrong with that. And in fact, in various recitations, sometimes the names sound like the English as is the case of Ibrahim being pronounced Abraham in the recitation of Shu’ba.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Director – Islamic Learning Foundation
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