What are the best of names….Find out here…

Q.​The individual is asking, can you name yourself inayyahtullaah?

A.​The shaykh mentioned the origin with regards to names is that names are permissible except that which you have a prohibition for or that which you have some sort of shirk in. These types of names; inayyatullaah, baytullaah. These names are permissible as they do not have anything which is impermissible in them nor do they have shirk. However, the best of names are those that begin with Abd (servant), for example, Abdullaah, Abdur Rahmaan, Abdul Kareem or Abdul Lateef. These are the best of names, the names that begin with Abd.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class Q&A Session 02.02.13 Riyadh).

NEW FATAWA: Is it permissible for a person to call themselves or their child al-azeez (the mighty)?

Q.​The individual is asking is it permissible for a person to call themselves or their child al-azeez (the mighty)?

A.​The shaykh said this is that which a person should abstain from. It is that which a person should abstain from, as it is from the names of Allaah (azza wa ja’aal). However, if an individual is given the title of the azeez of Riyaadh or the azeez of Egypt, meaning the leader/king of Riyaadh or the leader/king of Egypt. This is a title so this is not a problem but this is not the name of the individual.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 02.02.13 Riyadh).