My name is MD Sadiqur Rahman. My name contains 'Rahman' which is one of the name which only belongs to Allah. Is there anything wrong if someone calls me with this name?

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Please ask a language expert what does "Sadiqur Rahman" mean?

I guess (maybe wrong) that it means "the truthful of Rahman", and so is maybe equivalent to "Abdul Rahman" which means "Slave of Rahman", so it can be permissible since you are not calling yourself Rahman but something of Rahman.


Naming children with names such as Rahman, Jabbar, Allah, etc., which are specific to the essence of God, is not good, but naming names such as Hamid, Ali, etc. is not a problem.

Of course, if you add the word 'Abd' at the beginning of God's special names to convey the meaning of serving God, such as "Abdullah, 'Abd al-Jabbar, etc., naming a child after him is not only okay, but is recommended by the Ahl al-Bayt.

Consequently, I think you'd better add the word "Abd" before Rahman, namely: Abd-Rahman (AbdulRahman)

Reference: http://www.askquran.ir/showthread.php?t=57136

  • As Kiran said, I believe the name means Sadiq of Ar-Rahman. As such, it already seems similar to Abdur-Rahman.
    – The Z
    Commented Aug 24, 2020 at 21:23

Ar-rahman is the second 'name' of ALLAH. However, all the 99 'names' of ALLAH are in fact properties of HIM. These are all good properties, self-speakingly. So, it's also good if we people, as far as we can and are supposed to, should also incorporate them to find the best possible oneness with the Highest. Your name is a property that humans can thus should aim to have: to be gracious , French miséricordieux is a better fit. Ar-rahmani is exative, (of) the Most Gracious. Your name is only 'gracious'. In that sense you can accept it with honour and respect. Off cause the name ALLAH itself is the proper name, there only Abdullah, servant of ALLAH is possible.

  • Is my name permissable to use? In your opinion?
    – Sadiqur
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 11:35
  • This answer is deficient. The view of many scholars is that "Ar-Rahman" is among the unique names of God and it is forbidden to give it to someone else. That is because of its usage in-place of "Allah" such as in 17:110, 13:30, 25:60, 43:15, and in Surah Maryam, further it has been cited as the name meant in one exegesis of 19:65.
    – UmH
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 13:50
  • That's what I said: "Ar-Rahman" = "The Gratious" is the Name of God, whereas "rahman" as such is an adjective.
    – Jeschu
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 14:25
  • The same applies to the other names, for example Malik (as we know, it's the name of the famous teacher, but also a common given name). So, as your name is simply Rahman, I do not see any Problem to use it.
    – Jeschu
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 14:36
  • It is also forbidden to name someone Rahman without the Al prefix, as it is a specific name of Allah, قال الأزهري ولا يجوز أن يقال رحمن إلا لله عز وجل (Lisan al-Arab). Musaylimah the liar called himself رحمن اليمامة and was condemned for it. Also for this question specifically, the name "Sadiqur Rahman" includes 'the'.
    – UmH
    Commented Aug 25, 2020 at 15:17

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