Fatwa no. (
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets. To proceed:The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has read the letter sent to His Eminence, the Grand Mufty, from His Eminence the General Chairman of the Branch of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in
no. 24/9/2751, dated 9/7/1417 A.H. It was referred to the Committee (Part No. 10; Page No. 509) from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars no. 3912 and dated 14/7/1417 A.H., and included the following question:Attached are the notes we received from the governor of Hail in his letter no. 28-173, dated 7/7/1417 A.H., regarding the names of some newcomers who are:1- Muhammad Kalim-ul-lah. 2- Muhibb-ul-lah Abu-ul-Bashar.Enclosed are copies of their residence papers.Please, give us your directions with regard to that as well as the suggested change of the impermissible names.May Allah safeguard you and guide your footsteps!
After studying the request for Fatwa, the Committee answered with the following:With regard to
giving someone the name of (Kalim-ul-lah) it is unallowable because this is the name of Prophet Musa (Moses, peace be upon him) who actually spoke to Allah (Exalted be He).
Also, giving someone the name of (Abu-ul-Bashar, father of mankind) is not allowable because this name is confined to Adam and Nuh (Noah), peace be upon them. This name truly applies to both of them whereas it is a kind of falsehood when given to others. Moreover, there is nothing wrong with the name (Muhibb-ul-lah, adorer of Allah) because it contains nothing prohibited.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.