Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalam alaykum,
1. I have some relatives who are Hanafi muslims. But they really like eating lobster, crab, calamari etc., even though they know it is not permissible within the Hanafi school. And I don’t think they’re going to stop. Should I forbid them to do this?
2. What is the ruling about keeping the name ‘Rabiba’ for a girl in Islaam? And what is the precise meaning of that name?
Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
(1) If there is a legitimate difference of opinion on the particular food, they cannot be blamed as there is leeway to take a dispensation from another school.
(2) Yes; a rabiba is the step or foster daughter. Please see: Is it Necessary to Change One’s Name after Becoming Muslim?
And Allah alone knows best.
Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani