|muslimah_a||-- 02-12-2009 @ 4:02 AM|
Salaam i want to learn more about my religion so i decided to join this forum, i have a question what is a kunyah? is it like a false name? as i am a little confused
|Jameel.Finch||-- 02-12-2009 @ 4:53 PM|
As Salaamu 'Alaykum,
Ibn Aqeel [d. AH 769] (a famous 'Arabic grammarian) wrote, "A kunya is what begins with Aboo
(the father of) or Umm (the mother of)." [Explanation of Alfiyyah ibn Maalik - 1/114]
1. Aboo Muhammad (The father of Muhammad)
2. Umm Muhammad (The mother of Muhammad)
Both of these are considered kunyas.
(*) - Usually a person's "real name" comes after his/her kunya.
1. Aboo Muhammad [Zayd] - The Father of Muhammad, Zayd
2. Umm Muhammad [Faatimah] - The Mother of Muhammad, Faatimah
And Allah knows best. I hope this helped.
Your brother in Islam,
Aboo Ahmad Jameel Finch