Naming boy Muqeet Abdullah
Fatwa No: 334675

  • Fatwa Date:30-11-2016 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 1, 1438
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask which name is better as a baby name, Abdul Muqeet or Muqeet Abdullah? I like Muqeet Abdullah but want your guidance. May Allaah reward you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The best and most beloved names to Allah are those that include being enslaved to Allah (Abd + One of the Names of Allah) as mentioned in the authentic hadeeth that says that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, “The most beloved names to Allah are ‘Abdullah and Abdur-Rahmaan.” [Al-Bukhari and others]

Therefore, the best of the two names that you mentioned are Abdullah only, or Abdul Muqeet only. The name that we choose for your son is Abdullah [without being added to any other name].

As regards the name Muqeet Abdullah, it is a problematic name, so we do not recommend that you name your son with it.

Allah knows best.

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