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Keeping Muslim names

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za
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Q: Is it permissible to name one’s son after a video game character called “Shang Tsung”? It has a good meaning. It’s origin is Chinese. I have heard that you may keep a name from any language as long as it has a good meaning. Like how some people keep the name “Rawshin” which isn’t Arabic but it’s still acceptable.

Bismillaah

A: Keep Muslim names and the names of the pious.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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