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Name: Asharh

Fatwaa ID: 733

Assalamualaikum mufti saab.
Can i name my baby boy Asharh referring to surah ash-sharh?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

At the outset, it is important to understand that not every word in the Qur’aan that sounds nice to you is a name. We have been advised to give and use names that are meaningful and good.
Nevertheless, “sharh” means explanation, expansion and elucidation. This is not a name. We advise against it. Likewise, “asharh” should definitely not be used.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/07/1444 AH – 02/27/2023 CE | AML3-3242

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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