Bearing the name `Ula Allah

Fatwa no. 12090 All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Final Messenger. The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has read the letter that was sent to his Eminence, the Chairman, by the questioner, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior for Civil Affairs, that was numbered 8884 in 15/03/1409 A. H. The letter was transferred to the Committee by the Department of Scholarly Research and Ifta' under number 2276 in 23/03/1409 A. H. The following question was asked: We send to your Eminence the transaction that was sent to us from the Department of Civil Affairs in Jeddah, that was numbered H/11642 in 18/12/1408 A. H. Regarding the request submitted by the citizen, Hamid Muhammad Al-Zahrani to add his Yemeni wife: `Ula-Allah Ahmad Muhammad Mukarrar.We hope that you may inform us as to whether the name mentioned above is considered appropriate according to Shar` (Islamic law). Best regards.

After the Committee studied the question, it answered: We do not know any reason for banning this name because it is a sort of genitive construction of the created to its Creator; as in Baytullah (the house of Allah), Naqatullah (the camel of Allah), and `Abdullah (the slave of Allah) and so on. (Part No. 11; Page No. 465) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.