Is It Permissible to Name My Baby After an Angel?

Is It Mandantory to Write “Abdul” in Front of the Name “Muiz”?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question:As salaamu alaykum,

Is it mandantory to write “Abdul” in front of the name “Muiz” if I want to name my son “Muiz”?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Masha’Allah, may Allah Most High make him of His Elect.

No, it is not necessary to name him ‘Abd al-Mu‘iz. The general principle with respect to naming your child using the Names of Allah Most High is that it is permissible to name him without the precursor ‘Abd, except with those Names which are exclusive to Allah Most High, such as al-Rahman.

Please also see: Is it Necessary to Change One’s Name after Becoming Muslim? and: Naming Children with the Names of Allah

And Allah Most High alone knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam was born and raised in Ipswich, England, a quiet town close to the east coast of England. His journey for seeking sacred knowledge began when he privately memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown at the age of 16. He also had his first experience in leading the tarawih (nightly-Ramadan) prayers at his local mosque. Year after year he would continue this unique return to reciting the entire Quran in one blessed month both in his homeland, the UK, and also in the blessed lands of Shaam, where he now lives, studies and teaches.