Giving some places the Names of Allah

Fatwa no. 20974 All praise be to Allah Alone. May peace and blessings be upon the Last Prophet.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' looked into the letter submitted to His Eminence the Grand Mufty by his Eminence, the Director of the Center of Da`wah and Guidance in Jeddah no. (375/9/20/c) dated, (10/5/1420 A.H.) attached with a request for Fatwa submitted by the Head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Jeddah and referred to (Part No. 26; Page No. 383) the Committee from the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars, no. (2813), dated, (21/5/1420 A.H.) The questioner asked a question that reads as follows:Is it permissible to write addresses of restaurant's branches, such as, "Al-Malik Bridge, Al-Salam Hospital," bearing in mind that Al-Malik i.e. the King, and Al-Salam i.e. the Peace, are two Names of Allah?

After examining the question, the Committee confirmed that writing words like "Al-Malik Bridge" or "Al-Salam Hospital" on plastic bags or papers is permissible, for they do not actually refer to the Names of Allah (Exalted be He); they refer to things connected to the creatures. In fact, some of Allah's Names such as, Al-Malik, Al-Salam, and the like are common names that may be given to Allah and to a creature, each bearing its distinctive connotations.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.