The name “Afnaan”

Q: My son’s name is Afnaan. But in Arabic, afnaan is a girl’s name. So  I would like to know whether I can call him by the same name or should I change it. Kindly reply.


A: If it is a girl’s name then change the name.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)