I am 22 years old and my name is Munaf, which was kept by my father’s sister as per family tradition and I have been facing serious problems throughout my life(recently broke apart my right forearm). Should I change my name?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I am 22 years old and my name is Munaf, which was kept by my father’s sister as per family tradition and I have been facing serious problems throughout my life(recently broke apart my right forearm). Should I change my name?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 877/787/B=8/1438)

 

Munafmeans greatness and highness. According to the dictionary the meaning is good in itself but since it was the name of an idol and people used to worship it during ignorant era hence the name should be changed and be kept after the name of some prophet or companions of the Holy Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) etc.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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