Naming a baby after his father

Q 1: Is it permissible to give a child the same name as his father, if his father is alive; for example, the father's name is `Aly and the name of the child is also `Aly?

A: The father should choose a good name for his son. This name should distinguish him when people call him by it. However, if a father gives his son the same name as his and there is a distinction between them, this is permissible.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.