Correct spelling of Names

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
Can we keep these names with the following spelling? And please mark if any of these names is not permissible for a Muslim boy or girl and please hazrat do mention if we have to do taubah for being called by a name that is not permissible to have. Names: Taiba, Kausar, Ifrah, Shahnaz, Illiyen, Qurra, Laiya, Aaqib, Dehya.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 634/559/H=06/1440)


There is no harm in keeping the name Taiba, Kausar, Shahnaz, Aqib, Qurra, Dihya. Don’t keep the name Ifrah, Illiyen, Laiya. If you have kept then change it. Just make firm intention not to keep in future. It is not necessary to do regular taubah for the same.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.