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Ruling on revering names like Muhammad and Ibraheem


Is it obligatory to pick up a paper that says names like Muhammad or Ibrahim or any prophet name if it is on the floor in a dirty place.Is it shirk to pick it up and respect it like to Quran.Also is it obligatory to pick up a paper that says one of allahs names in English like Ar rahman it is not in Arabic but is is like the pronunciation like mentioned above and it will is in a dirty place?Please reply as soon as possible also I am sorry if I sent the question multiple times because I could not tell if it was sent or not.


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.

We advise you first to stay away from exaggeration and whispers.

Simply using the names Muhammad and Ibrahim and the like, which are not intended for prophets, does not require reverence.

As for the names intended for the prophets, they must be revered, and disrespecting them is forbidden, like other revered things in Sharee'ah, such as the names of Allah the Almighty or the verses of the Quran, even if written in a language other than Arabic.

It is obligatory to pick them up if found in a dirty place. However, this obligation is restricted to what does not lead to undue hardship and unusual difficulty; otherwise, it is not obligatory. Allah, the Exalted, says (what means): {And He has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty.} [Quran 22:78]

It is not obligatory to inspect garbage and the like in search of discarded papers containing religiously revered names; this would be excessive and burdensome.

Allah knows best.

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