What name should be used when performing the nikaah of a revert

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Q: My fiance is a converted muslim. His father was a Hindu. On the nikah nama what name should be used in place of fathers name? My family does not want to use a Hindu name. Can we write a Muslim relatives name? Will the nikaah be valid if using a fake name? What name should we use while performing the nikah. Can the fathers name be avoided?


A: Leave out mentioning his father’s name and just mention his name.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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