All praises to Allah, peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad.
On Thursday, September 19, 2013, at 12.43 am, my boy was born. It was unbelievable that I could finally see him here on earth. We had been waiting for him for almost 39 weeks and thankfully Allah let him birth normally, without so called caesarean and vacuum.
My wife and I were so relieved with his birth. We could never thank Allah for His blessings. Everything is perfect in His design.
Some of my friends asked me about the meaning of my son's name. Yes it is somewhat unfamiliar in the ear of Indonesian. Moreover when we need to say it. But I am sure we will be familiar someday. We name our son Kautsar Youzarsif Seferagic for some reasons - hope, prayer and gratitude.
First, I personally admit that my name does not really have a meaning. My parents just did not explain. But I am so grateful, of course. My son's name has a deep meaning, hopefully.
Kautsar, it is a lake in paradise. From this lake, Prophet Muhammad later will give the fresh water to his followers. My wife and I really hope that my son and us will be those who drink the water from the lake, aamiin. Another meaning of Kautsar is the blessing. Yes, he, my son is a huge blessing for us since he will later pray for us, he will worship Allah with us. He is now worshiping Allah, anyway, we just do not know the way of his worship as a newborn baby.
Youzarsif, it is a calling of old Egyptian to Prophet Yusuf. When Prophet Yusuf became a noble and trusted person in Egypt, he was called so by the people of Egypt and king Amenhotep. We pray to Allah may our son will be like Prophet Yusuf who had firm faith, who could influence and give benefit to as many people as possible, and also who could think and act wisely.
Seferagic, it is a word in Bosnian. The meaning of it is the same as Abdullah in Arabic. The meaning in English is "Slave of Allah". We pray our son so much to be just the slave of Allah. We pray him to always remember and call Allah whenever, wherever.
We as parents can only give the best effort for our son. Islam teaches us to name our sons and daughters with a good name. We try to do so. Now we are planning to hold an aqiqah (slaughtering goats). May Allah bless my son, may Allah bless us, may Allah bless you all, amiin.