Keeping the name “Naqvi”

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can we use Naqvi as the name or surname which is most frequently used by Shias?


A: If this name is exclusive to shais and they only keep this name, then we should refrain from keeping this name.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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