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LAST NAME OF A CHILD

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

QUESTION:

Asalaamu alaikum,
i wanted to know if your husband has a last name like “Mahraj”or “Maharaj” due to his father not being muslim before he converted to Islam. Will it be wrong to give that child his  father’ s last name. Because to my knowing on the day of judgement every person will be called by their father’s name..

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

No, it will not be wrong to give that child his father’s last name. The word ‘Mahraj’ or ‘Maharaj’ means a king or a great leader, originating from the Sanskrit language, and it does not have a bad meaning. It is also the family name of your husband which he should keep, since it is through such names (like the last name and family title), the lineage and genealogy of the family is preserved.

 

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

05/03/2018

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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