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    Question ID: 146701Country: India

    Title: Can we name a Muslim as Abdul Kashif?

    Question: My name is Abdul Kashif. Some people say that my name is wrong as we can use “Abdul” before a name only in case where the name is of Allah SWT. In other words, we cannot use “Abdul” before the name “Kashif”. Please let me know whether my name is correct or not?

    Answer ID: 146701

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 239/216/B=3/1438)

    The word ‘Kashif’ is not among the Asma-e-Husna (beautiful names of Allah); thus the name Abdul Kashif is not correct. If you keep the name Abdul Basit instead, it shall be better.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India