Correct spelling of a name

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I would like to change my name so it matches with my little brothes name that is zainul aabideen. There are two spellings that I have found, can you tell me which one is correct riyazuddin or riyazuddeen?

Bismillaah

A: There is no exact equivalent of Arabic words in the English language. You may spell it in either way.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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