Mocking someone’s name

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is making fun of the name “Maryam” kufr?

I mean if one was to say Maryam Taryam and laugh, is it kufr. Taryam means dust-bin in Algerian language.


A: No, but avoid this.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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