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Name: Jahsh

Fatwaa ID: 1562

‎اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللّٰـهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ‎

What is the meaning of the name Jahsh? I heard it meant mule but isn’t it also a name of sahabis? جزاك الله خيرا

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Jahsh means young donkey. It was a name in the time of Jaahiliyyah. People would he named after animals then. There is a Sahaabi recorded with this name, Jahsh al-Juhani (R). However, this word is now regarded to be derogatory in many cultures and it is often used to refer to someone as foolish. We advise against this name. One should choose good meaningful names.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/15/1445 AH – 08/02/2023 CE | AMG3-4021

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

أسد الغابة في معرفة الصحابة (ص 177)
707-( ع س) جحش الجهني
جحش الجهني روى عنه ابنه عَبْد اللَّهِ. ذكره الحضرمي في المفاريد. حدث مُحَمَّد بْن إِبْرَاهِيم بْن الحارث، عن عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن جحش الجهني، عن أبيه، قال: قلت: يا رَسُول اللَّهِ، إن لي بادية أنزلها أصلي فيها، فمرني بليل في هذا المسجد أصلي فيه، فقال النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: انزل ليلة ثلاث وعشرين، فإن شئت فصل، وَإِن شئت فدع.
يروى هذا الحديث من غير وجه، عن عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن أنيس الجهني، عن النَّبِيّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حديثه أخرجه مسلم في صحيحه، وَأَبُو داود في سننه. ورواه الزُّهْرِيّ، عن ضمرة بْن عَبْد اللَّهِ بْن أنيس، عن أبيه، وهو الصحيح. أخرجه أَبُو نعيم وَأَبُو موسى.


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