Wife using the husband’s surname

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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)

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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