Bearing the name `Abdul-Nasir'

Q: In our school, there is a student called `Abd-ul-Nasir and another student whose father's name is `Abd-ul-Jabir. Are these two names permissible? May Allah reward you with the best!

A: Al-Nasir and Al-Jabir are not among the Names of Allah (Exalted be He). So, it is not permissible to refer servitude to them (by using the prefix `Abd, i.e. a servant, before them) in names, such as `Abd-ul-Nasir or `Abd-ul-Jabir. Yet it is better to be said `Abd-ul-Jabbar because Al-Jabbar (the Almighty) is among the Names of Allah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.