Fatwa: # 25942
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: United States
Date: 5th September 2013


Is the name Abdus Subhan a good name?


ls the name Abdus Subhan Good? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

The name “AbdusSubhan” is an Arabic name which means: “Slave of the one who is free from all faults/defects, partners and children”[1]

The name “Subhan” refers to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).


The name Abdus Subhan is a good and suitable.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Mufti Ismail Desai,
Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

و قال ابن جني: سبحان اسم علم لمعني البراءة و التنزيه بمنزلة عثمان و عمران (لسان العرب، ج 4، ص 466)[1]

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