Keeping the name "Arham"

Q: I like the name Arham for my son, however some people have pointed out that this name is associated with Allah Ta'ala and should not be given to a person. Please advise whether we should change his name to something different or is this an acceptable name in Shariah?

A: It is permissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)