Keeping the name Binyameen

Q: I have a few questions regarding keeping the the name Binyameen:

1. Was Binyameen (Alayhis Salaam) given prophethood?

2. Is it wrong to keep the name Binyameen for my child because a lot of non-Muslims keep that name and it is the name of the Israeli's leader?

3. What is the meaning of Binyameen?

A:

1. We have not come across this in any reliable kitaab.

2. It is permissible.

3. We do not know.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Category: