Q: I am A male. my mum and dad divorced when I was 2 years old. my mum changed my surname to her surname after her divorce. I saw my dad maybe 2 times in my life. I am married and have kids and they taken my surname which was my mum’s and not my dad’s. Is this wrong or haraam?
A: As long as it is known that this is not your father’s name it is permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)