Al-Nafi` as one of Allah's Attributes

Fatwa no. 14727 All praise be to Allah Alone; peace and blessings be upon the last Prophet; to commence:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' looked into the request for Fatwa submitted to his Eminence the Grand Mufty from his Eminence chief of department of Riyadh city, and referred to the Committee from the general secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars no. 431/2, dated 20/4/1412 A.H. in which a person asks the following question that reads:We enclose to your Eminence a tile with the name of the owner of the factory written on it. His name is Al-Nafei`, which we think is one of the Attributes of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He). We hope you will refer it to the competent Committee and inform us of the ruling. May Allah protect you and As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you).

A: There is no harm in that; because this name is not one of the Names of Allah that applies only to Him. In fact Allah (Exalted be He) can be described as Al-Darr (the Distressor) and Al-Nafi` (the Benefactor). (Part No. 2; Page No. 348) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.