It’s a boy!

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alḥamdulillāh, on Monday, the 19th of Rabīʿ ulʾawwa, 1430 (16th of March, 2009) at 5:38 PM Malaysia local time, Allāh blessed us with a 2.3 kg (~5 lb.) blessing we named ʿAbdurraḥmān (عبد الرحمن), which, in Arabic, means “slave of the Most Merciful”, which is one of the beautiful names of Allāh in Islām.  In fact, the Messenger of Allāh, ṣalallāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam (may Allāh peace & blessings be upon him) mentioned that the two most beloved names to Allāh are ʿAbdullāh & ʿAbdurraḥmān (slave of Allāh), which is why we chose that name for our first son.

Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, Book 025, Number 5315:
Ibn Umar reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: The names dearest to Allah are ‘Abdullah and ‘Abd al-Rahman. (link)

Both mother & son are doing fine, alḥamdulillāh, and we all came home earlier today.

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5 Comments to “It’s a boy!”

  1. Mike Danko says:

    Congrats again! You did say it was your first son, but is it your first child?

    Anywho, in the last two years of being a first time Daddy, I’ve never have been so amazed, nor felt so much love. In fact every time I see a baby I’m reminded of all of that. Your life just got turned upside down in the most fantastic way. You won’t be the same, nor will you ever want to be!

  2. BintAadam says:

    wa ‘alaykum assalaam

    On behalf of my husband and myself, mabrook on your new bundle of joy!

    May Allah make Abdurrahman the comfort of your eyes and hearts, an obedient child to his Lord and then to his parents. May Allah make him a future leader of this deen and community. Ameen.


  3. Basil says:


    Thanks for the congrats. ʿAbdurraḥmān is our first child, boy or girl. I said “first son” in conjunction for the specific choice of his name.

  4. Basil says:


    Allaah ya baarak feekee. Jazaakee Allaahu khayran for your kind words & duʿaaʾ. Aameen!

    Please send my salaam to your husband. I still haven’t met him (at least, not after you were married, I think), and I look forward to that whenever we are in the same place again. You also need to meet Umm ʿAbdirraḥmān in person too!

  5. sas says:

    Congratulations my friend 🙂


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