Should a woman change her surname?

Q: Is it permissible for a woman to change her surname to that of her husband or can she keep her father’s first name after marriage?


A: Both are permissible. Refer to

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)