Naming a newborn ‘Abdul-Muttalib

Question 8: My name is `Abdul-Muttalib Ahmad Muhammad `Abdul-Kareem and I am Sudanese. I would like to have a Fatwaa concerning my name as it has caused me some problems.I have been to the Islamic legal Court in Riyad to issue a legal proxy but my request was stopped until a Fatwaa is issued to legalize my first name, `Abdul-Muttalib. Please guide us in this regard!

Answer: There should be no inconvenience in naming somebody `Abdul-Muttalib. It is narrated by Abu Muhammad `Alee ibn Hazm that scholars agreed that every name which shows servitude to other than Allah (Exalted be He) is prohibited, Ibn Hazm said… read more here.

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