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Calling someone Raheem

Q: My brother name is hifsul raheem. Shall I call him raheem or is there any problem for calling raheem only since it is the name of Allah Ta’ala?


A: You should not call him Raheem as this is an exclusive name of Allah Ta’ala. 

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

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Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.