THE EFFECTS OF NAMES
The neighbour of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahmatullah alayh) was a Raafdhi (a Shiah) who owned two mules. He named the one Abu Bakr and the other Umar. Shiahs are notorious for their vilification of the Sahaabah. One day one of the mules kicked the Raafdhi and split open his stomach. When Imaam Abu Hanifah was informed, he spontaneously commented that it must have been the mule whom the Raafdhi had named Umar. This is the effect of the name. On making enquiries it was confirmed that it was the mule with the name, Umar which had kicked the Raafdhi. Allah Ta’ala has instilled considerable effect in even names.
[MALFOOZAAT HAKEEMUL UMMAT]