Ibn Hajar Makki on impermissible names

‘Allamah Ibn Hajar Makki writes,

It is haram to keep the name of Shahanshah (Malik al-Amlak) because this title is only for Allah. Similarly, it is not correct to keep names such as ‘Abd al-Nabi, ‘Abd al-Ka’bah, ‘Abd al-Dar, ‘Abd al-‘Ali, ‘Abd al-Husayn, etc. because such names are indicative of shirk.” (Minhaj al-Sunnah from The Path of Sunnah, Allamah Sarfarz Khan Safdar)

One Response to Ibn Hajar Makki on impermissible names

  1. Abul Hussain says:


    Shaykh Abdul Hadi Kharsa who teaches the book of AlooHazrat Ahmad Rida Khan called al-Dawlat al-Makkiyyah has said the same regarding Abdul-Nabi and it’s likes.

    only if Abdul Hadi Kharsa and arab scholars knew urdu and read the disparaging works of Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi then without any doubt they would have not only dissociated themselves from Barelwism but even declared this sect as misguided & deviant.

    So what does Abdul Hadi Kharsa say about Ahmed Reza Khan Barelwi who used to call himself ABDUL-MUSTAFA ?

    Sahaba or their sons who loved our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, never called themselves ABDUL-NABI / ABDUL-RASUL / ABDUL-MUSTAFA and yet we have barelwis who indirectly claim they love him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than everyone else.

    Isn’t this what is called extremism in religion which we have been warned about ?

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