After marriage, can a woman carry her husband’s surname?

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Assalam walaikum Mufti,

I’d like to ask a question concerning  changing your name when married. As a Muslim woman is it Haram to carry my husband’s surname after marriage, is it Haram or a choice?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,


الجواب و بالله التوفيق

No, it is not Haraam to carry your Husband’s surname after marriage. It is permissible to do so and it is your choice.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.


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