Ruling on the names which are given to some well-known families: Al-Ruhaymin, Al-Jalil, and Al-Rafiq
Q 1: What do you say, may Allah honor you, about the ruling on the
names which are given to some well-known families: [Al-Ruhaymin (Those who are Merciful),
Al-Jalil (The Majestic), Al-Rafiq (The Clement), Al-Mu'min (The Preserver of Security), Al-Basir (The All-Seeing), Al-Hafiz (The Maintainer), Al-Shafy (The Healer), Al-Raqib (The Vigilant), and Al-Badi' (The Superb)]. Such, as is noticed, are the Magnificent Names of Allah (Exalted be He), some of which are pronounced in the diminutive form and others are pronounced as they are. Please give us a Fatwa! May Allah reward you!
The referred to appellations of some families distinguish them from others and this is not prohibited in the Shari`ah (Islamic Law).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.