Crossing Out the Name of Allah on a Card or Paper

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Fatwa ID: 05136

 

Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad

 

Question

 

If someone has a card for example with their name Abdullah on it but in Arabic, would it suffice to simply cross out/line over the Allah (SWT) part until it’s indiscernible and then get rid of that card or paper.

 

 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

 

The intention of writing the name is considered because all matters are judged by their intended purposes.[1]

 

Due to the intention not being to actually write the name of Allah (s.w.t.) but to write the name of a human being, then crossing out the part with the name “Allah” is indeed a great sign of care and will suffice.

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Naieem Mohammad

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

 

[1] Qawaaid Fiqhiyyah pg.12

 

 

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