Keeping two names

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1) When 2 names are kept, eg Faathimah Zahraa, then is it fine -or not advisable- to call by only one of the names at times. Eg calling the child sometimes by both names, sometimes only faathimah, sometimes zahraa, is this fine?

2) When calling by both names together, would it be pronounced Faathima-tuz-zahraa’, or Faathimah zahraa’, or would both be fine to say?



1. Yes

2. Both are permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)