Changing one’s name

Q:  I am 21 years old and currently going through a divorce. I also get ill quite a lot, usually migraines, bodyaches and fever. Someone suggested that I change my name. I want to clarify if this is the right thing to do.


A: There is no need to change your name. However it is permissible.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)