Surnames

Q: Are Muslim women allowed to have male names like Khan, Ali, Hussain, Mohammed, and Hassan. Some Muslim Imams say that females are not allowed to have male names.

Bismillaah

A: If you are referring to surnames, then it is permissible for women to have these surnames. For further details refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/314

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)