Translated for IslamQA:

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Imam Muslim (may Allah have Mercy on him) narrated from Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) wanted to forbid (his followers) to name persons as Ya’la (Elevated), Baraka (Blessing), Aflah (Successful), Yasar and Nafi’, but I saw that he kept silent after that and he did not say anything until Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) died. And he did not forbid (his followers to do this), then ‘Umar decided to prohibit (people) from giving these names, but later on gave up the idea. [Sahih Muslim 3986]

Imam Bukhari (may Allah have Mercy on him) narrated in Al-Adab Al-Mufrad narrated from Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “If I live, I will prohibit my community, if Allah so wills, from any of them taking the name Baraka (blessing), Nafi’ (Helper) or Aflah (Most Successful),’ and I do not know if he said, Rafi’ (one who elevates) or not. Someone asks, ‘Is Baraka (blessing) here?’ and is told, ‘Not here.’ The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, died because he could forbid that (using those names).”” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]

Imam Al-Nawawi (may Allah have Mercy on him) said in his explanation of Sahih Muslim, “As far as his saying “Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) wanted to forbid (his followers) to from these names” is concerned, it means that he wanted to make them illegal (nahi tahreem), but he did not do so. However, as far as forbidding them to show his dislike (karahatul tanzeeh, i.e.it is better not to do it, but no sin in doing it) is concerned, then he did forbid them (as a dislike, but not making it illegal) in other hadiths.”

Qadhi ‘Iyadh (may Allah have Mercy on him) said: “Jabir’s saying “he kept silent” is evidence that he did not forbid (legally), and that his earlier prohibition was that of tanzeeh and targheeb (i.e. discouragement, not legally binding) due to the fear of bad usage and what bad thoughts it gives rise to, opposite to the good objective behind naming with such good names.”

Indeed, the Prophet, peace be upon him, had a servant called Rabah and a freed slave called Yasar, while Ibn ‘Umar named his servant Nafi’.” [Ikmal Al-Mu’lim by Qadhi ‘Iyadh]

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