Shahul Hameed - a famous Keralite name

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  1. Noori

    Noori Senior Moderator

    it is also very common in pakistan, india, and bangladesh that people usually shorten Abdulrahman or Abdullah as Abdul just like Shahul.
  2. AbdalQadir

    AbdalQadir time to move along! will check pm's.

    i have many keralite friends and yes, Shahul Hameed is a very popular name amongst them. it could arguably be considered *the most* common keralite muslim name after Muhammad.
  3. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    as far as i know - a great qadri saint in nagore, in south india is called as sayyid shahul hamid qadri among other titles. this, i suppose, is similar to muhiyuddin, a title of sayyiduna ghaws al-a'azam. and muhiyuddin* is a common name in muslim countries - including arab countries, similarly, i assume shahul hameed is common in the south; particularly, kerala and tamil nadu.

    someone knowledgeable from kerala/tamilnadu may correct me if i am mistaken.

    shahul hameed appears to be shah al-hameed as noori bhai has rightly observed.

    wAllahu ta'ala a'alam.

    *the title muHiyuddin also refers to many other ulama including imam nawawi and shaykh al-akbar.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  4. Noori

    Noori Senior Moderator

    the original post is here post # 13

    this name 'Shahul Hameed' seems very common among Keralite Muslim brothers, and usually they call the person only with Shahul. what does shahul mean? i think it is actually Shah Al-Hameed, Shahul itself is not a name, am i right?

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