Keeping names like Abd al-Nabi is not permissible – Ibn Abidin


Translated by Zameelur Rahman

‘Allamah Ibn ‘Abidin al-Shami wrote in his Radd al-Muhtar:

أقول: ويؤخذ من قوله ولا عبد فلان منع التسمية بعبد النبي ونقل المناوي عن الدميري أنه قيل بالجواز بقصد التشريف بالنسبة والأكثر على المنع خشية اعتقاد العبودية كما لا يجوز عبد الدار

“I say: From his statement ‘nor [is a child to be named:] ‘Abd So-and-So’ is derived the prohibition of naming [a child] ‘Abd al-Nabi. Al-Munawi transmitted from al-Damiri that it was said it is permissible with the intention of exaltation by affiliation. And the majority are upon prohibition for fear of the belief in servitude [to the Prophet] just as ‘Abd al-Dar is not permissible.”

(Radd al-Muhtar, Dar ‘Alam al-Kutub, 7:599)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: