Addressing one of the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, with "O my beloved"
Fatwa No: 38167


Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to say, for instance, "O my beloved ‘Umar," when mentioning one of the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds.  I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

A Muslim's love for the Companions  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them in general is obligatory. Loving ‘Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him in particular, is also obligatory. Therefore, it is permissible for the Muslim man or woman to say, "O my beloved so-and-so" upon mentioning ‘Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him or any other Companion. This indicates the Muslim's love for that honorable Companion  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him and surely, whoever loves a people will be gathered with them on the Day of Judgment.

Allaah Knows best.

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