Wife using the husband’s surname

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I read somewhere that it is haraam for a wife to take a husband’s surname. Is this true?


A: She can use it so long as it is known that it is not her name.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)