Writing the shop trade name containing 'The family of `Abdul-Rahman' on plastic bags
Q: I own a series of stores in
We have printed our trade name, "The family of `Abdul-Rahman [the family of the slave of the Most Merciful]" on the plastic bags. However, a seeker of knowledge told us that this is not permissible as these bags might be thrown in unsuitable places. He also added that this is an act of Kufr (disbelief). All praise is due to Allah, we did not mean to desecrate Allah's Name. On the contrary, we did this with good intentions as this has been our trade name since a long time ago. If this is an act of Kufr, we repent to Allah from such an act.We agreed to write to you seeking your opinion in this regard for we trust your knowledge.
change the trade name printed on the plastic bags because it includes one of the Exalted Names of Allah which is Al-Rahman (the Most Merciful). Keeping the Name of Allah as a trade name subjects it to desecration. It would be better for you to find another name that is free from this. May Allah grant you success.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.