Ibn Hajar Makki on impermissible names

January 16, 2013

‘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)