Sahih Muslim Book 025, Hadith Number 5326.

Chapter : Forbiddance in calling one (other than Allah's Apostle) with the Kunya of Abdu'l-Qasim and the fact pertaining to good names.

Mughira b. Shu'ba reported: When I came to Najran, they (the Christians of Najran) asked me: You read "O sister of Harun" (i.e. Hadrat Maryam) in the Qur'an, whereas Moses was born much before Jesus. When I came back to Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) I asked him about that, whereupon he said: The (people of the old age) used to give names (to their persons) after the names of Apostles and pious persons who had gone before them.

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