Keeping the names Israa’eel and Binyaameen

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Is it permissible to name a Muslim child Isra’eel or Benyamin? What’s the correct spelling of both?


A: Yes. There is no exact equivalent for the Arabic alphabets in the english language. A close spelling will be Israa’eel and Binyaameen.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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