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Correct spelling of a name

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?


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)

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.

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