You won't believe how much Chechnya is paying parents to name their newborns Mohammad
Would you name your baby Mohammad for $1,000? (Shutterstock)
Families in Chechnya who name their newborns “Mohammad,” after Islam’s prophet, will be given $1,000, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on Monday.
The initiative was announced to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad this week, according to Moscow-based news site RIA Novosti.
On the social media image-sharing site Instagram, Kadyrov said that his mother's privately-sponsored charity will give away the money, adding that she was behind the idea.
The reward is not limited to those who name their newborns "Mohammad," Kadyrov said, adding that those who name their infants after any of the prophet's wives, children and 10 companions would also receive $1,000.