Crossing Out the Name of Allah on a Card or Paper

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Fatwa ID: 05136


Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad




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




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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