Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with king

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  1. Voldemort

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    LONDON: Saudi Arabia's interior ministry has banned 50 names they argue contradict the culture or religion of the Kingdom, according to reports by local media.

    Parents in the kingdom will reportedly no longer be able to call their children by names such as Linda, Alice, Elaine or Binyamin (Arabic for Benjamin) after the civil affairs department at the ministry issued a list of the prohibited names.

    Binyamin is believed in Islam to be the son of Prophet Jacob, but is also the name of the current Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Some names on the list are allegedly banned by the interior ministry because they are considered "blasphemous," non-Arabic or non-Islamic, or contradictory to the kingdom's culture or religion, Gulf News has reported.

    The ban was also allegedly justified by the ministry because some of the names were deemed foreign or "inappropriate".

    Other sets of forbidden names include those with royal connotations, such as Sumuw (highness), Malek (king) and Malika (queen).

    Some on the list do not fit into any of these categories however, leaving the reason for banning them open to speculation.



    The full list of forbidden names as reported in Gulf News is listed below:

    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

    Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with kingdom's culture' - The Times of India
     
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    So Shaitaan and Iblis are in line with Arabian Kingdom Culture??? :hmm:
     
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    what else could be expected from muslim country or muslim majority country.
     
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    India is a Hindu majority country. What if we ban some Muslim names, starting with a very common one?
     
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    Their country, their rules ....... India is a big country with close to Billion Hindus. I think we should not give much attention to what Saudis do.
     
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    u are indirectly equating India with KSA... !
     
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    Re: Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with

    Only an idiot will want to copy saudis.

    Either you condemn them in which case you're a hypocrite if you want to copy them or either you like what they do and want to emulate them but then also you're a hypocrite if you laugh at them.
     
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    I see a worrying trend of rising muslim sentiments among highly educated Indians.
     
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    This is the difference between democratic nations and those ruled by a king.
     
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    I meant anti Muslim sentiment
     
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    Its hard to understand the ground situation of India when living in Canada.
     
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    Re: Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with

    Yeah. Right.
     
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    Re: Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with

    How about Basil?
     
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    Re: Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with

    Lord Ram is everywhere!

    Will the Saudis also ban ?

    Khurram
    Besharam
    Haram
    So on! so forth !
     
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    that's what corrupt congress wants you to think , visit government's census site page that will either blank or 12 years old data.
     
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    not possible in corrupt congress's rule.
     
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    Re: Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with

    How about kafir.... that's a nice sweet name...

    koochi...koochi....kafir baby.... !!!!:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    Re: Saudi Arabia bans 50 names including 'Rama' for 'conflicting with

    I agree with you.

    But what rankles is the Saudis puritanically follow their religious rules, and also insist that the same rules be applied to them when in foreign nations.

    Even Zakir Naik has this to say

    Zakir Naik: Temples and churches should not be allowed in Saudi Arabia
    https://islamicterrorism.wordpress....urches-should-not-be-allowed-in-saudi-arabia/

    This hypocrisy is what causes others to wonder and the right wing of their faith fanning discord using such irresponsibility of Islamic Kingdom and Islamic propagators to agitate.
     
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    I don't think we should be so asininely bigoted and brainless as the custodian of the holiest sites of Islam.
     
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    First, Saudi is a kingdom not a secular country. And kingdom meaning ruled by a king.

    Secondly India is a secular, democratic, republic. Here we do not differentiate in the lines of religion. So my humble opinion is do not hate your fellow country men because of the actions of a few people belonging to another country.
     

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