Being named after the Ahle Bait (peace be on them) is beneficial for believers

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عَنْ رِبْعِيِّ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ قَالَ قِيلَ لِاَبِي عَبْدِ اللهِؑ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ اِنَّا نُسَمِّي بِاَسْمَائِكُمْ وَ اَسْمَاءِ آبَائِكُمْ فَيَنْفَعُنَا ذٰلِكَ فَقَالَ اِي وَ اللهِ وَ هَلِ الدِّينُ اِلَّا الْحُبُّ قَالَ اللهُ اِنْ كُنْتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللهُ وَ يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ‏

Reb’ee Ibn Abdillah reports, “Imam Abu Abdillah (al-Sadeq – peace be on him) was asked, ‘May I be held your ransom! Sure we name (our children) with your names and the names of your ancestors. Will this be beneficial for us?’

Imam (peace be on him) replied, ‘Yes, by Allah! Is religion anything but love? Allah says (in the Holy Quran), (O Muhammad) Say (to the people): If you love Allah, then follow me; Allah will love you and forgive your sins’[1].”


1.    Tafseer al-Ayyaashi (r.a.), vol. 1, p. 167, H. 28

2.    Behaar al-Anwaar, vol. 27, p. 95, H. 58

[1]        Surah Aale Imran (3): Verse 31

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