It’s a boy, the sequel!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الحد لله, on Friday, the 11th of Shaʿbān, 1431 (23rd of July, 2010), at 12:40 AM local Columbus time, Allāh blessed us with a healthy, 6 lbs, 14 oz blessing that we’ve named عبد الله (ʿAbdullāh), which, in Arabic, means, “slave of Allāh” (Allāh being the proper name of God).  For the very same reason we’ve named our first son ʿAbdurraḥmān, we chose this name for our second son, in reference to the following ḥadeeth of the Messenger of Allaah, salallaahu ʿalayhi wa sallam:

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 & new son are doing very well, walḥamdulillāh.  The birth of Abdullah was a bit special as we chose to have him delivered at home (i.e., a home birth), and that turned out to be an excellent and blessed decision, alḥamdulillāh.

Note: I strongly apologize for the delay in announcing this birth.  Please forgive us and do not let it detract from your duʿaaʾ for him. No special reason for the delay except that I wanted to have this post ready first. 🙂

Note 2: You can see the announcement for our first son here.

Note 3: You can see the birth of ʿAbdurraḥmān noted here.

5 Comments to “It’s a boy, the sequel!”

  1. Shannon says:

    Salaams and Mabrook!!! I keep a blog on Muslims, midwifery and home birth. I would love to include a synopsis of little Abduallah’s birth story. Please email me if you are interested. May Allah bless you and your family. Isn’t home birth wonderful?

    1. Basil says:

      Wa ʿalaykumussalaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh

      Allaah yabaarak feekee. Thank you for your kind words. What information are you looking for in particular?

  2. tAi says:


    Love you bros for the sake of ALLAH 🙂

    Alhamdulillah some updates 😛

  3. ummhamzah says:

    mashaallah….i forgot about the home birth…ahh crunch time..dont hv time to talk with the ummabdurrahman about this maybe later after we get back inshaallah…

    may allah make both sons the coolness of their parents’ eyes. ameeeeen

    same birth weight as Hamzah…mashaallah, abdullah is pretty hefty compared to his older brother! so who does he look like? wish we could come visit you guys. i hv yet to meet ummabdurrahman and her boys.

  4. Muhammad Abdul Hadi says:

    MashaAllah …. May Allah bless him and his family and make him a righteous muslim. Very happy to hear this news.

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