Q: Are Muslim women allowed to have male names like Khan, Ali, Hussain, Mohammed, and Hassan. Some Muslim Imams say that females are not allowed to have male names.
A: If you are referring to surnames, then it is permissible for women to have these surnames. For further details refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/314
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)