Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 25796
Asked Country: India

Answered Date: Sep 19,2013

Title: Is Ghufran a name of Allah?

Question

Is GHUFRAN a name of Allah?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykumwa-rahmatullāhiwa-barakātuh.

Ghufraan is an Arabic root word (Masdar) which means “To forgive/to conceal faults”[1]. It is not a name of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala). However, the words “Ghaffar and Ghafoor (Great forgiver)” are the beautiful attributes of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala).

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Mufti Ismail Desai,
Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



 1يغفره غفرا و غفرة حسنة بالكسر و مغفرة و غفورا و غفرانا بضمهما و غفيرا و غفيرة: غطي عليه و عفا عنه (القاموس المحيط، ص 954)

و الغفور و الغفار من صفاته تعالي (المرجع السابق)

و في رواية العلاة ابن منظور " و غفور بالضم : الاخيرة عن اللحياني (لسان العرب، ص 636)

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