Wants To Name His New-Born Baby-Boy Abdul Arhan
Fatwa No: 450316

  • Fatwa Date:15-11-2021 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 10, 1443
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Question

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah !Recently blessed with a baby boy and I desire to name him Syed Abdul Arhaan Hussain Shah. Some say Arhaan is not acceptable name and cannot name after Abdul. Kindly guide on this. Jazakallah khair !

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

First of all, we say to you: May Allah bless you with His gift to you, and may you (the new parent) give thanks, may the child reach the maturity of years, and may you be granted its righteousness.

As for the mentioned name, it is not permissible to name your new-born child with it because it involves being a slave to other than Allah (Abd al-Arhan).

Ibn Hazm  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said in Maratib al-Ijma’:

The scholars agreed in a consensus that every name that denotes being a slave to other than Allah is forbidden, such as ‘Abd al-‘Uzza, Abd Hubal, Abd ‘Amru, Abd al-Ka’bah, and the like, with the exception of Abd al-Muttalib.

For more benefit on naming children with good names, please refer to Fatawa 82724, 87262, 88553, 87596 and 393040.

Allah Knows best.

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