Q: My son's name is (Daniel), is this forbidden? I should mention that it was mentioned in
book of Tafsir (Exegesis of the Meanings of the Qur'an) that it is the name of a Prophet. Moreover, this
is widely used in our society. I hope that you will illustrate the ruling on that.
There is no harm in
giving someone the name (Daniel) because it is not prohibited as it is the name of (Part No. 10; Page No. 501) one of the Prophets of Allah. Giving people the names of Prophets, such as Muhammad, Musa (Moses), `Isa (Jesus), etc. Is allowable.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.