Al-Rashid is not one of the Names of Allah (Exalted be He) – Permanent Committee

Q 1: Is it correct that “Al-Rashid (The Righteous Teacher)” is one of the Names of Allah (Glorified be He)? What is the ruling on having the name of “`Abdul-Rashid (Servant of Al-Rashid)”? Is it obligatory upon anyone who has this name to change it?

Ans:

Al-Rashid is not one of the Names of Allah (Exalted be He) because it is not stated in the Qur’an and Sunnah. Accordingly, it is impermissible to say,  “Abdul-Rashid”. It is obligatory upon anyone who has this name to change it.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Member Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
Bakr Abu Zayd, Salih Al-Fawzan ,`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan, `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh, `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

Source : alifta.net

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