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Calling someone “Rahmaan”

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Q: Is it permissible to call Abdur Rahmaan as Rahmaan?


A: It is not permissible. The word ‘Rahmaan’ is an exclusive attribute of Allah Ta`ala.

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

Answered by:

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.