My name is Farhan Alim. Al- Aleem as we know that the name of Allah.
Now my question is that can i use the word Alim in my name?
Is it permissible in Islam?
What scholars say about it?

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Khâlid ibn al-Walîd's name means "eternal", he didn't change it. Ultimately it depends on your intention (nyia). I don't suppose you consider yourself "all knowing".

One opinion says "anything besides Allah and Rahmane is allowed".

Another opinion is more explicit but still says the same thing: Anything that can apply to other than God is okay; but something (like Ghafûr) that only applies to him is forbidden. And they site "Hakeem" as not only applying to him, so, I guess Alim can be considered that way too.

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