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ANSWERED: Keeping the name Kabir

Last updated: 2nd October 2004
Question ID: #36
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Anonymous User
2nd October 2004

Can you keep the name Kabir? And what is the meaning of the name?

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Answer last updated on:
4th October 2004
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The name Kabeer means big and exalted. This is one of the attributes of Allah. It is permissible to keep this name with the condition that one adds the word Abd with it making it Abdul-Kabeer, the slave of the Kabeer. We are advised by Rasoolullah that the best names are the ones which begin with Abd.

Answer Approved by Shaikhul Hadeeth Mufti Farooq