Is it permissible to name a newborn Qasamullaah?

Question 10: I am a Sudanese young man. My name is ‘Qasamullaah’ however, I do not know whether this name is derived from the verb ‘Qasama’ (divided) whose form in the present tense is ‘Yaqsimoo’ (to divide); in the verbal noun form is ‘Taqseem’ (division); and in the object form is ‘Maqsoom’ (divided); or if it is derived from ‘Qassama’ (distributed) whose form in the present tense is ‘Yuqassimoo’ (to distribute); and in the verbal noun form is ‘Qasman’ (portion); or if it is derived from the meanings of ‘Qismah’ and ‘Naseeb’ (fate). Generally, I do not know exactly from which stem my name is derived. However, my colleagues in the office told me that my name implies Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship). This seemed strange for me and thus, I was encouraged to ask for your guidance. So please provide me with your Fatwa in this regard.

Answer: ‘Qasamullaah’ means Allaah’s `Ataa’ (grant) because ‘Qasman’ means `Ata’ and it is the verbal noun of ‘Qassama’ and ‘Yuqassimoo’… read more here.

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