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Question By : Md. Mustafa Hussain

i just wants to ask the question regarding your name "Muhammadullah, what does it mean, the banda of muhammed, because long time i was in majid, their
one alim was giving dars he told in the dars that abdul razzak means the banda of razzak, we cannt give name such as abdul ibrahim, becuase ibrahim is not itself a banda of allah, so he cannot have any slave (banda), i request you to please reply


Reply By : Mohd. Shihabuddin Qasmi
Designation : Mufti, ODI, MMERC, Mumbai 

In the name of Allah, All Gracious, All Merciful
Assalamo Alaikum,
Dear Brother in Islam,
The answer to your question is as follows:

Had my colleague, Mufti Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi been here in Markaz he would have replied your question. But unfortunately he has gone on leave. So, I am writing on behalf of him.

Brother, I whole heartedly agree with the Aalim who said during his speech that Abur-Razzque means the Bandah of Razzaque. And we cannot give name such as Abul-Ibraheem. Since, Abd means Bandah (slave), and all human beings are the slaves of Allah Almighty. So, it is not proper to refer a slave to another and say ¡°Abdun-Nabi, Abdur-Rasool and so on. It is only appropriate to refer Abd to Allah Almighty alone who is the Master of all creatures. But the case is completely different here in Muhmmadullah. It is the combination of Muhammad and Allah. Muhammad does not imply a slave but it means praised one. So the meaning of Muhammdullah is Muhammad of Allah; one who has been praised by Allah Almighty like Mahmodur-Ramaan: one who has been praised by Rahmaan (Allah). This clarification may suffice you. Ma¡¯assalaamah,

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