Changing one’s name after accepting Islam

Q: I reverted to Islam one year ago yet I didn’t change my name in the certificate because I’m receiving scholarships with that old name. Is it permissible to receive that scholarship under a kuffar’s identity?


A: It is permissible. However if you are able to change your name, then this will be better.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)