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Question ID: 1300 Category: Rights
Is the name Arham an acceptable name?

Is the name Arham an acceptable name? 

It does not appear to be one of the names of Allah. However I believe Arhamur Rahimeen is used to describe Allah. Forgive me if i misspoke. I was looking for some clarificaiton on the matter.


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It is correct to have the name Arham, "Arham" means more compassionate. “Arham” is one of the attributes of Allah (SWT). As is mentioned in the Qur’an:

’’ وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَى رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنْتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ ‘‘(الانبیاء:۸۳

’’ لَا تَثْرِيبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ يَغْفِرُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ ‘‘(یوسف: ۹۲

This name has also been applied to other than Allah in the Ahadith, as the Prophet (SAW) said about Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA).

’’عَن أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ - صلى الله عليه وسلم - « أَرْحَمُ أُمَّتِى بِأُمَّتِى أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَأَ ‘‘(رواہ الترمذی: ابواب المناقب ،۳۷۹۰

Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) is the most compassionate person in the ummah.

Therefore, it is permissible to have the name ‘Arham'.

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