The Name Tahlil

Shortened Question: Can the baby be named “Tahlil”?

Question:   His surname is “Chowdhury”, so his full name will be “Tahlil  Chowdhury”.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We are averse to the name Tahlil.

Among the favourable names in Islam are names of the Ambiya Alayhimus Salam and those of the Noble Sahabah Radiyallahu Ta’ala Anhum.

Here are a few names which are close in sound to Tahlil:

طه – Meaning – The name of the twentieth Surah of Quran Majeed.

Pronunciation – Tawhaa, spelling Tawha

طاهر – Meaning – Virtuous, Pure, Clean.

Pronunciation – Tawhir, spelling Taahir

It is mentioned in a narration that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam is reported to have said, “To whomever is born a boy and he names him Muhammad, solely for the love of me and for the blessings of my name, then both he (the father) and his son will enter Jannah.”

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best,                                        

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub.