Q: Is it permissible to name one’s son after a video game character called “Shang Tsung”? It has a good meaning. It’s origin is Chinese. I have heard that you may keep a name from any language as long as it has a good meaning. Like how some people keep the name “Rawshin” which isn’t Arabic but it’s still acceptable.
A: Keep Muslim names and the names of the pious.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)