Bearing the name Sakhr

Q: I had a baby whom I named Sakhr (i.e. rock). Is it permissible to give him (Part No. 11; Page No. 473) this name? If it is not permissible, should I offer a new `Aqiqah (sacrifice for a newborn) for giving him a new name? Awaiting your reply as this is important.

A: There is no harm in the name you have mentioned and it is the same as the name of the noble Sahaby (Companion of the Prophet), Abu Sufyan ibn Harb. The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not change it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.