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i like name Arham for my son but arham means very merciful or reham kerney wala .but most merciful is only ALLAH .is Muhammad Arham illahi is perfect name .plz guide me


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There is no issue with using the name Arham. Even the name Muhammad means "most praiseworthy" and there is no issue with using it. Allah uses some of His own names to describe humans, for example Raoof (sympathetic) and Raheem (very merciful) when describing Prophet Muhammad and Haleem (very forbearing) when describing Prophet Ibraheem.

The only problem is if you put "al-" in front of the name, such as Al-Raheem, then it becomes unacceptable for humans.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Wednesday 8th of April 2015 08:41:39 PM

    A.A iam zahid mehmood from mianwali nd i want to tell that my dearest nephew name is also Arham when v decide to set this name people said its not a suitable name caz the meanings of this name dont allow us to set a name for a baby but v were not agree caz there r many names of Allah each has a verity of His blessing nd people have a choice to choose anyone nd there is no issue that v cant fix this name for our muslim baby

  2. on Saturday 5th of December 2015 07:42:18 PM

    Can I know samad name is right to my baby or abdus samd is right?

  3. on Saturday 30th of April 2016 06:54:10 AM

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  4. on Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:44:11 AM

    can i use Muhammad Erham shah for my son? is it possible i can write the name Erham instead spelling Arham…And guide me i have to write Erham or Erhaam?Because meaning should b get the same..

  5. on Friday 2nd of December 2016 04:21:47 PM

    My name be arham it is very nice name i like vey mutch

  6. on Saturday 7th of January 2017 07:05:54 PM

    Can u please tell me that for the name arham what is the actual spelling …is it arhaam or arham…..I have kept this name for my son and I m worried that does this spelling difference make any change in the meaning of the name.

  7. on Saturday 5th of August 2017 10:25:47 AM

    Arham or arhaam which is suitable by meaning’………………………………………………..

  8. on Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:41:55 AM

    I would like to name my son as ” Arham-ur-Rahimin ” Could you pls advise if it causes any conflict?
    Very Urgent Pls.

  9. on Wednesday 7th of March 2018 12:30:56 PM

    i would like to name my son “Muhammad arhamul islam “.could u plz advice, is it suitable or not?

  10. on Monday 7th of January 2019 01:02:22 AM


    Excuse me, @admin. Respectfully. If you translate Ar-ham, “Ar” = THE and “Ham” is derived from word RHAM. meaning merciful. SO the word then become “THE MOST MERCIFUL”. Technically speaking you shouldn’t name someone ARHAM.

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