Q: There are some buildings that have been turned into furnished rooms or rental apartments. The owners give these buildings some titles such as: "`Ibad Al-Rahman Palace" (servants of Allah), "Tabarak Palace i.e. Be blessed Palace", "Al-Kawthar Palace", "Al-Firdaws Palace i.e. Paradise Palace" and etc.Is it permissible to give these buildings which are prepared as rentals such names? Please, advise? May Allah reward you. May Allah protect you, for this matter is considerably widespread in
May Allah guide you.
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It is not permissible
to give these names for the rooms and apartments prepared for rent. They contain lying. Nickname like "`Ibad Al-Rahman Palace" is meant to praise the dwellers. However, those who reside there may not be worthy of the title.Likewise, "Tabarak Palace" is not permissible because the word (Tabarak) is not given except to Allah. Allah states:
Blessed be He in Whose Hand is the dominion; and He is Able to do all things.
The mentioned palace may not be blessed and may not contain good. "Al-Kawthar Palace" means abundant good. However, palaces may be full of evil. It is the name of the river that Allah granted to his Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as Allah states:
Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise).
Firdaus is also the name for the central, highest level in Paradise, so it is not proper to give such names to a palace in this world.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.