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Keeping a girls name Malik

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Q: Is it appropriate for a girl to have the name Malik? I am aware that Malik is commonly used for boys. I have a relative who’s name is Malik. She told me that her family named her Malik for Queen.


A: This is not appropriate.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.