Heaven's Lights Heaven's Lights: Moses

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Gewenth paltrow. Well, I'm not a big fan of her and I don't think she is a big star.
I just liked her decision to make her family and her babies the first in her life and I just thinking about her babies' names. I didn't expect that she is Jewish and that can explain why she named her second child "Moses". Actually, I like her first child's name "Apple" or "Tofaha" in Arabic. Cute!!
And I liked her decision to give her second child a name of prophet "Moses".
What I didn't understand it that why people found that weird and not expected?!!
The best name that a child can get here is a name of prophet.
We named our babies here:
Mohammed, Mosa=Moses, Issa=Jesus, Nooh=Noah, Ibrahim=Abraham, Ishaak=Isaac,…etc.
Do you know what?!!
All My brothers carry names of Prophets.


Blogger I love Munich said...

Now I'm a bit confused ... shouldn't Moses be the name of a FIRST child? Tufaha .. is that a girl's or a boy's name? If it's a girl's .. I understand why the brother's name is Moses ... if it's a boy .. I'have trouble!
It's nice to have prophet's names ... just for here, this culture, QUITE unusual!
THANKS Noor .. lovely post!!

8/17/2006 3:41 PM  
Blogger Noor said...

Oh. No. her first child was a baby girl and she named her "Apple" or "Tofaha" in Arabic, which i think it's cute. and then, she gave birth to baby boy and some celes found that weird to name her boy Moses. that's what confused me here. i like to name a child with Prphet' name. make him speacil and show how he is precious to his parents.

8/19/2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger halalhippie said...

As Karin says: "this culture, quite unusual." Denmark and Germany is very close.

Mohammed, rather common (only Muslims)
Jesus, never (remember ?) Issa, only Muslims
Moses, rare, but not unusual
Abraham, very rare
Isak, rare, but not unusual
Noah, rare

"The best name that a child can get here is a name of prophet"
That's not fair :-) all the boys get the good names. Where does that leave the girls ?

Here in DK (more so than in Germany) many of us carry pagan names (over 1000 years old). My brother -who's a believing Christian has a name that means "Spear of Thor" - God of Thunder. Should he convert to Islam, he would have to change it - so I read somewhere.

What's in a name ? If you're lucky, it tells who you are. Or it tells about your parents.

Good to talk about other things than the war.

8/19/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger *!~Faith~!* said...

I was one of the people who found her naming her child Apple weird..its cute..but apple?

8/19/2006 7:26 PM  
Blogger I love Munich said...

Halalhippie ... the culture seems unusual to us Westerners, you're right, but to tell you the truth, I like it a LOT!
As to the names you mention .. Mohammad and Issa - that's right, only Muslims call their boys that way but Moses, Abraham, Isaak and Noah are MOST commen in Judaism! They just sound a bit different ... Moshe, Avraham, Itzhak and Noah! Even here in Germany MANY people name their boys AND heirs after the old testament .. so there are countless Saras, Jakobs ect.!

I tried to figure out the name of your brother but hit rockbottom ...

Noor ... I find "apple" a bit weird, I don't know - but respect it of course! But if I imagine a girl munching an apple later on and at the same time someone asking her about her name - and she says "apple" .. she/he must think she's lost it! I think when giving a name, one must think a bit more down the road - after all, the poor baby has to carry this name around for the rest of her/his life!

8/20/2006 1:29 AM  
Blogger Irmão Colpani said...



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(with translation for english, spanish, japanese, chinese, greek, arabian and others)

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8/22/2006 6:33 AM  
Anonymous candle of hope said...

it's nice that your male siblings carry the name of the prophets.. mashaAllah :)
there's a hadeeth about naming your children on the names of the prophets - peace be upon them all-

وروى أبو داود (4950) عَنْ أَبِي وَهْبٍ الْجُشَمِيِّ ، وَكَانَتْ لَهُ صُحْبَةٌ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : ( تَسَمَّوْا بِأَسْمَاءِ الأَنْبِيَاءِ ، وَأَحَبُّ الأَسْمَاءِ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَعَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ ، وَأَصْدَقُهَا حَارِثٌ وَهَمَّامٌ ، وَأَقْبَحُهَا حَرْبٌ وَمُرَّةُ ) صححه الألباني في صحيح أبي داود .

8/22/2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Halalhippie: I still don't get it. If we take Mohammed away as it's for Muslims only, so what about others?! And yes I remember Jesus can be never, but some did name their child with Jesus while Muslims call it Issa. So, what about others like Abraham, Noah, Isaak, etc.
Yes, I know, but even girls can get wonderful names too, remember Mary or Maryam, with names of wonderful women. I can say here in gulf area still love to name with old names even though there is a wave of new names.
Really! God of Thunder!! ,, God of Thunder is the same God of everything in this world, right!, so it's okay, I guess!. BTW, Thor means in Arabic bull. :) . I don't think he should change his name if he like it unless it has bad or unpleasant meaning, Prophet changed man's name. his name was HARAB=WAR before Islam and prophet said you are SALAM=PEACE now.
Names can effected people's life. I know some hate their names for different reasons, maybe because it's rare and unusual or has not nice meaning or people tease other on it. Usually, Arabic names have sweet meanings for the names, See, Queen Latifa, Latifa is an Arabic name and she said that in Oprah Show. she liked the name's meaning "kind, friendly and courteous ".

Faith: Good name Faith=Iman. Well, it's a delicious name as I think. Usually, celebrities love to give their kids a bit unusual names. If you think that weird, what will say about "Saffron"?!!!

Karin: thank you. Thank you for giving these new things, Moshe means Moses. Wallahi, this is a new thing for me!!!
Well, yes, celebrities want to give their kids special and unusual names to be just special and unique without thinking too much about the future of that kid. However, as I read, kids who don't like their names, can change it if they like. Even here, I heard about some people who don't like their names and they changed it.
I think parents must give the prettiest names for their kids. In Islam, it's a duty on parents to give their kids the best names and give them the good life and good raising.

Candle Of Hope:Thank you dear for ur sweet comment and welcome here. i know this Hadeeth and i do like Prophets names.

8/24/2006 10:12 AM  
Blogger Tarek said...

I didn't get it, you mean people find it wired to call her daughter Apple, or to call her son moses.
I think the fist is wired, but the other is a common name I guess even abroad.

8/31/2006 6:20 AM  
Blogger Noor said...

Yes Dear. they thought it is weird to call her song Moses. that what confused me!! while Apple is not weird, but a bit unusual name.

9/02/2006 11:22 AM  

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