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Subject : Saudi Arabia bans 50 names — is your name in the ‘banned’ list?
Saudi Arabia has banned 50 names as authorities say the proscribed names contradict the religion or culture of the Kingdom. According to Gulf News, parents in the Kingdom will reportedly no longer be able to call their children by names such as Linda, Alice, Abrar, Maya, Abdul Naser or Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin) after the civil affairs department at the ministry issued a list of the prohibited names.

“Names such as Abdul Naser and Binyamin are not found to be particularly offensive to Muslims. Binyamin is believed in Islam to be the son of Prophet Jacob (Yaqoub) (PBUH) and the full brother of Prophet Joseph (PBUH), but it also happens to be the name of the Israeli prime minister. Abdul Naser, similarly, is the name of the famous Arab nationalist ruler of Egypt, who was at odds with Saudi Arabia,” says the Gulf News report. Abdul in Arabic means “worshipper of” or “slave of”, while Nabi means “prophet” and Rasool means “messenger”. Those who oppose such names argue that Abdul means “worshipper of’ and is therefore forbidden as only God can be worshipped.

Following are the names banned by the kingdom:

Malaak (angel)
Abdul Aati
Abdul Naser
Abdul Musleh
Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin)
Naris
Yara
Sitav
Loland
Tilaj
Barrah
Abdul Nabi
Abdul Rasool
Sumuw (highness)
Al Mamlaka (the kingdom)
Malika (queen)
Mamlaka (kingdom)
Tabarak (blessed)
Nardeen
Sandy
Rama (Hindu god)
Maline
Elaine
Inar
Maliktina
Maya
Linda
Randa
Basmala (utterance of the name of God)
Jibreel (angel Gabriel)
Abdul Mu’een
Abrar
Iman
Bayan
Baseel
Wireelam
Nabi (prophet)
Nabiyya (female prophet)
Amir (prince)
Taline
Aram
Nareej
Rital
Alice
Lareen
Kibrial
Lauren

Source : http://arynews.tv/

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Posted on November, 12 2015 06:20:02 PM


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no. mera to nahi ha
are the people having same name are banned to enter the KSA also??

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Posted on November, 12 2015 10:16:56 PM

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yup.... i think so

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Posted on November, 13 2015 04:03:39 AM

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No, there is no news regarding entry of these named persons is banned Saudi Arabia. the citizen of Saudi Arabia will now not able to give banned name to their newly born child.

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Posted on November, 13 2015 10:04:05 AM

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