Not mentioning the surname in nikaah

Q: Is it better to mention the full name of a newly convert non Muslim in his nikaah in the audience even though he has got a non Muslim surname (family name) or one just has to mention his normal Muslim name (Yusuf or Ahmad etc) and leave out his surname?


A: Just mention his Muslim name.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)