Ahlan! We have waited you for 9 months with supreme eagerness. Thus, i as your father together with your beloved ummu, named you;
Ibrahim Zul E’zaz.
Insya Allah, i will be held responsible to give you the best education and upbringing.
I have fulfill 2 of your rights as mentioned by Umar ibn al-Khattab; i have chosen for you the best name, and i have chosen for you the best mother. I try to fulfill to educate you with al-Quran as it is your third rights.
I named you Ibrahim, because of my love to the Khalilullah Ibrahim a.s. I have memorized partial of Surah Ibrahim, and i have pondered upon the meaning of the surah. I am truly attached to it, learn great lesson from it, and my heart always tremble when reciting it.
Ibrahim is such an example of purity, high dignity, al-haniff, bravery and great servant and prophet of Allah swt.
I hope you understand what this name meant to you, o Ibrahim.
Ibrahim is the name of your great grandfather (your grandmother’s father), which i adore so much. And it is my appreciation to your grandmother for her wonderful sacrifice and patience for raising me to this level i know.
This is the legacy of your father. I did not have a thought about it, but your ummi insisted. I am not the best person, or in any way to be called great, but i want you to know that you should have the izzah inside you. E’zaz is the honour, the highness, which i hope it will be instilled in you. Verily to be honoured, you first must honour and respect Allah swt. Because that is the only way you will be honoured. Anything else than that is not counted.
O Allah, i pray upon you, to bless us with Your greatest blessings. Make us your great servant. O Allah, please correct us when we wronged You, and show us Your way.
O Allah, please make us the leader of Muttaqin, the flaq bearers of al-Islam, and the syuhada in Your ranks.
O Allah, please save us from Your hell fire, and grant us Your Jannatul Firdausatul Ula…