What is the islamic opinion on the preferred spelling of this name? Isak

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We Inshallah intend to name our son Ishaq when he is born.

What is your opinion of this name?
We are a little confused about the spelling of this name in Latin alphabet.
Islamicly this name is spelled as Ishaq. In UK it is spelled as Isaac. In our country it is spelled as Isak. We wish to spell this name as Isak, because we are living in Denmark.

What is the islamic opinion on the preferred spelling of this name?


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

  1. Ishāq was the name of a Prophet.
  2. He was the son of Sayiduna Ibrahim Allayhi Salaam. He was a glad tiding to his father from the side of Allah Ta’ala, due to him being born after a very long time.
  3. We should inculcate and practise the correct Islamic values in every aspect of our life, even when keeping the names of our children.
    The correct pronunciation and spelling of the name Ishāq is as follows:
    اسحاق – Ishāq[1]
    Transliteration is as Ishāq.

Ishāq means: Glad tidings[2]
We make Dua to Allah Ta’ala that he grants you a healthy son, and grants  your son the Qualities of Nabi Ishaq Alayihi Salaam. Aameen

And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

[1] Asmaa ul Ambiyaa, Pg 32, Darul Imaan, Alexandra.

Asmaa ul Atfaal, Maktaba Jazeeratul Alwarad.

[2] A standard dictionary of Muslim Names, Pg118,

Publisher Islamic book service.