My parent gives me the name "Malikul Mulki". I just know that Malikul Amlak is a forbidden name in Islam.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "The most disgraceful man near Allah is a man who calls himself (or likes others to call him) Malikul-Amlak (i.e., king of kings)."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Does anybody know that my name is the same meaning as it? or I allow to use it?

Thank you.

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At least two sources explicitly state that is unique to Allah and it is forbidden to give it to any creation.

Islamweb: ومالك الملك، ونحوها من الأسماء التي لا تناسب العباد المخلوقين المربوبين المقهورين ـ فإنه لا يجوز تسمية .غير الله تعالى بها

Tafsir al-Qurtubi : و مالك الملك لا ينبغي أن يختلف في أن هذا محرم على جميع المخلوقين كتحريم ملك الأملاك سواء

  • Thank you for the answer. I don't know Arabic, I am unable to translate it. If I use google translate I am afraid it will change the meaning. So, you mean that my name has the same meaning and I must change that?
    – Yusufmm
    Commented Jul 30, 2021 at 2:33
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    The Arabic texts essentially mean what I have written in the first line. The name is unique to Allah and it i forbidden to give it to anyone else.
    – UmH
    Commented Jul 30, 2021 at 3:07

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